Coronavirus UK Updates: How Greater Manchester’s COVID-19 infection rates compare with rest of country

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Figures on coronavirus infections show that Oldham is fifth place in England when it comes to rates of new cases.

Latest figures on coronavirus infections for the seven days to November 13, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

The next highest placed Greater Manchester authority, Rochdale, is in 15th place on the list.

Data for the most recent four days (November 14-17) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

A majority of areas in England (232 out of 315) have seen a rise in case rates.

Hull continues to have the highest rate in England, with 1,976 new cases recorded in the seven days to November 13 – the equivalent of 760.6 cases per 100,000 people.

This is up slightly on 731.8 cases per 100,000 in the seven days to November 6.

Hartlepool has the second highest rate, up sharply from 407.8 to 596.8, with 559 new cases.

Swale is in third place, where the rate has risen from 284.5 to 589.7, with 885 new cases.

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