Greater than 3,000 folks examined constructive for coronavirus in a single day in Better Manchester this week – the best quantity for the reason that pandemic started.
On Monday (November 2) there have been 3,024 constructive exams recorded within the area.
It’s the primary time the variety of exams has been greater than 3,000 with the earlier highest determine being 2,702 on October 20.
An infection charges throughout the area stay excessive however stage week-on-week as an entire.
There have been 15,842 instances throughout Better Manchester within the week ending November 2 – which is 53 fewer than within the earlier week.
Oldham has recorded the best price within the area to this point, with 781.1 instances per 100,000 within the week ending November 2.
No different Better Manchester borough has had greater than 700 instances per 100,000 folks in any single week for the reason that begin of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Oldham’s director of public well being, Katrina Stephens, has stated there isn’t any ‘single driver’ behind a latest rise among the many over-60s.
She stated: “Based mostly on what we all know from the primary wave and what we all know from what’s occurred in different international locations, we all know it is vitally possible that these growing instances within the over-60s will translate into increased numbers in hospital.”
Six boroughs – Wigan, Rochdale, Bolton, Manchester, Stockport and Trafford – at the moment are displaying a downward pattern week-on-week.