The coronavirus infection rate is higher than the national average in three boroughs of Greater Manchester. And, according to the latest data, the rate has risen in one area of the region.
With the national average sitting at 91.3 cases per 100,000 people as of May 12, Stockport, Wigan and Trafford have rates higher than the UK's average. However, the data has shown hospitalisations with coronavirus are continuing to fall, as are deaths across the region.
Stockport continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester, with a rate of 99.9 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending May 12. The lowest infection rate is in Oldham, where the rate is 48.8 cases per 100,000 people.
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In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 81.0 cases per 100,000 population. The infection rate in the region is lower than the national average, which is 91.3 cases per 100,000 people.
A total of 2,297 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on May 12. The Greater Manchester weekly total has decreased by 295 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was down 11 per cent in the last week.
In the week ending on May 08, a total of 268 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 105 fewer than the week before, a fall of 64 per cent
On Tuesday May 10, there were 9 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is eight fewer than a week earlier.
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