Covid-19 case rate in Wigan comes down

The latest figures show the borough's rates have fallen from the previous week but remain higher than regional and national figures.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 4:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 4:40 pm

Wigan Council s weekly coronavirus tracker shows there were 154 new cases of the novel coronavirus identified in the borough between April 3 and April 9.

This gives a figure of 46.9 cases per 100,000 people.

This is the fifth-highest rate recorded for that period in Greater Manchester.

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The borough is also above the levels of new cases recorded for the North West as a whole and England.

The regional and national figures were 31.1 and 27.3 cases per 100,000 residents respectively.

The over-60s weekly incidence rate for Wigan is 13.5 per 100,000, the third-lowest rate of the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities.

Across the borough six of the 25 council wards saw an increase in the latest week, which covers the period of April 1 to April 7.

Lowton East had the highest rate of cases for the latest week, followed by Atherton.

Orrell saw the largest increase from the previous week, followed by Lowton East.

As of April 13, there were 16 Covid-positive patients in Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh (WWL) Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's hospitals.

Two deaths were registered with Covid-19 mentioned on the certificate for the latest week, which ran up to April 2.

There had been 998 deaths registered in the borough mentioning Covid-19 on April 2.

Of those, 81 per cent occurred in hospital, with 13 per cent in care homes and four per cent at home.

As of April 13, 93 per cent of all contacts who were escalated to Wigan's tracing teams had been successfully managed.

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