Coronavirus

Sharp drop in Trafford’s infection rate in latest Public Health England data

By David Prior at

Trafford is one of only 17 areas in England where the coronavirus rate is falling, according to the latest data released by Public Health England (PHE).

Cases are rising in 132 out of 149 parts of the country, PHE’s weekly report revealed, but in Trafford the number of cases saw a significant drop in the week between September 4th and 11th.

In that week, the infection rate — the number of cases for every 100,000 people — was 27.92, down from 39.35 the previous week. That 24% fall was the fifth largest of any local authority in the country.

However, the rate is higher than the previous two weeks, for the weeks leading up to August 28th and 21st, when it stood at 20.73 and 24.96 respectively.

Trafford is also still above the national average, with 86 out of 149 areas having lower than 20 cases per 100,000 people.