Council tracker shows Covid-19 rates falling across borough

Just three of the 25 wards in Wigan and Leigh saw an increase in the infection rate in the most recent seven-day period covered by the statistics.

Friday, 20th November 2020, 11:42 am
Updated Friday, 20th November 2020, 2:14 pm

The local authority's weekly look at the coronavirus situation in the borough showed Wigan Central, Aspull New Springs and Whelley and Golborne and Lowton West were the areas where the figures for the seven days between November 6 and November 12 were higher than in the previous week.

As well as rising numbers Wigan Central has the highest Covid-19 figures, with 97 new cases in the latest week. That also gives the ward the highest rate per 100,000 residents.

Aspull New Springs and Whelley had 86 new cases, while Hindley Green had the second-highest rate per 100,000 residents.

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The total number of confirmed cases in the borough is 14,943, a rate of 4,547 per 100,000 population.

This is similar to the rate for Greater Manchester as a whole (4602) and higher than the rate for the North West (3818).

Wigan has the fourth-lowest rate of total cases in Greater Manchester.

Cases have also dropped significantly, with 1,451 recorded in the week ending November 13.

This was the third week in a row that the numbers have been falling.

The latest figures for deaths with Covid-19 mentioned show a rise, but these are slightly behind the cases data due to the way it is compiled and only goes up to November 6.

In the week ending November 6 there were 47 deaths registered in Wigan with Covid-19, up from 35 the previous week.

As of November 6 there had been 487 deaths registered for Wigan residents that mention Covid-19.

Exactly 80 per cent of those have occurred in hospital, with 17 per cent in care homes and three per cent at home.

Local contact tracing teams have successfully managed 93 per cent of all the contacts in the new cases escalated to them.

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