Wigan has lowest Covid-19 case rate in Greater Manchester

The borough's figure is also lower than the England average, the council's weekly coronavirus tracker shows.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 12:47 pm

There were 77 new cases identified in Wigan in the seven days between April 16 and April 22.

This gives a rate of 23.4 per 100,000 residents.

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Wigan's figure is also slightly below the North West case rate of 23.8 per 100,000 people and the England rate of 24.6 per 100,000 residents.

Among the over-60s the latest incidence rate is 8.6 cases per 100,000 people, the second-lowest among the city-region's local authorities.

Wigan's figures have fallen compared to the previous week and this mirrors regional and national trends.

Across the borough itself there was also positive news as 10 of the 25 wards had fewer than three cases for the latest seven-day period between April 15 and April 21.

They were Ashton, Astley Mosley Common, Atherleigh, Golbome And Lowton West, Hindley Green, Ince, Leigh East, Orrell, Shevington With Lower Ground and Winstanley.

The highest numbers were recorded on the eastern side of the borough, with Atherton having the highest case rate followed by Leigh West.

Tyldesley saw the biggest increase from the previous week.

However, changes in rates should now be interpreted with considerable caution due to the comparatively small number of cases involved.

There were five Covid-positive patients in the borough's hospitals on April 27.

In total, 1002 deaths had been registered in the borough with Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate by April 16.

There were two registrations in the latest week of data, the same as in the previous week.

In total 81 per cent of all Covid-related deaths in the borough have occurred in hospital, with 13 per cent in care homes and four per cent at home.

Local tracing teams had successfully managed 93 per cent of contacts in all the cases escalated to them as of April 27.

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