This Is How Bad The Coronavirus Picture Is In Greater Manchester

Sarah Turnnidge
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After weeks of disagreement between local leaders and No.10, Greater Manchester will be put into a tier 3 lockdown at 12.01am on Friday.

Boris Johnson and Greater Manchester’s mayor Andy Burnham have been at loggerheads over the level of financial support offered to the conurbation to help it through the restrictions.

Burnham said local leaders had calculated the area needed £65m to prevent a “winter of real hardship”, but Downing Street has so far only confirmed it will receive £22m. Government figures, though, have signalled that a maximum figure of £60m may still be on the table.

How many cases and deaths have there been?

Manchester Evening News reported on Tuesday that 2,457 people had died in Greater Manchester’s hospitals since the start of the Covid-19 crisis.

In the most recent 24-hour period (ending 4pm on Monday), 22 deaths had been registered.

The most recent local data on cases and Covid triages (online or through 111/999) made available by the NHS ends on October 18. From October 12 to October 18 there were 11,489 new Covid-19 cases reported across the 10 local authorities in Manchester.

The Manchester Evening News also reported that more than 2,000 cases of the virus (2,162) were confirmed in Greater Manchester on Tuesday – only the third time cases in the population had surpassed 2,000 in a day since the start of the crisis.

The most recent NHS figures on infection rates, again from October 12 to October 18, show a rate of 405.2 per 100,000 people. Rochdale has the highest infection rate, at 475.2 per 100,000 people, while Stockport has the lowest at 281.2 per 100,000.

The full list is as follows:

  • Rochdale – 475.2 per 100,000

  • Salford – 469.8 per 100,000

  • Oldham – 448.7 per 100,000

  • Wigan – 440 per 100,000

  • Bolton – 427.8 per 100,000

  • Manchester – 418.2 per 100,000

  • Bury – 407.4 per 100,000

  • Tameside – 359.4 per 100,000

  • Trafford – 314.7 per 100,000

  • Stockport – 281.2 per 100,000

How full are the region’s hospitals?


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