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Covid-19 infections fall in hundreds of Greater Manchester neighbourhoods

Coronavirus infections have fallen in hundreds of neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester.

There are just five local areas in the entire region where cases of Covid-19 rose in the last week.

A total of 24,996 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on January 18.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 881.5 cases per 100,000 population.

The infection rate in the region is lower than the national average, which is 973.6 cases per 100,000 people.

The region’s weekly total has decreased by 16,508 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was down 40 per cent in the last week.

From January 27 the government has agreed to lift a large portion of Plan B rules in England which have been in place since December.

Speaking to the commons ahead of the announcement, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said he was “cautiously optimistic that we will be able to substantially reduce restrictions next week.”

This includes scrapping the mandatory wearing of masks in classrooms and in indoor public spaces, although the Prime Minister has urged people to still ‘think about’ wearing a mask when in public environments.

According to the latest local data, the top ten local infection hotspots for the virus are spread across Salford, Tameside, Bury, Trafford, Rochdale and Manchester.

However each area is seeing much lower infection rates than in the first weeks after the Christmas period where they exceeded more than 3,000 per 100,000 residents.

Coronavirus ‘hotspots’ and ‘notspots’ can be revealed via an interactive map charting the number of positive Covid-19 test results in each neighbourhood across the country using government data.

It shows the number

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Coronavirus infections have fallen in hundreds of neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester.
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