Salford tier 3

Salford is now one of two boroughs in Greater Manchester to overtake Bolton’s infection rate.

Salford has the highest infection rate in the GMCA, with 316.8 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending June 11, a 36.9% increase.

The news comes after the Government extended lockdown restrictions for an additional four weeks, until July 19.

In a tweet, Salford Council Chief Executive Tom Stannard said: “The 4 week extension of restrictions shouldn’t be wasted.

“Help us get rates down & vaccines up.”

Previously, Bolton had topped the infection rate tables for the area and the country.

Now Salford and Manchester have both overtaken it.

Salford’s total number of cases since the pandemic began now sits at 25,503.

All local authority areas in the GMCA have a higher infection rate than the national average, which at the time of writing is currently 72.6 per 100,000.

Salford Royal has announced no daily deaths.

Bolton remains in third place in the region, after significant measures to curb infection were implemented.

Just yesterday, Eccles had a visit from the vaccination bus, where people could get their first or second Pfizer dose with no booking required.

It mirrors similar initiatives in Bolton, where everyone over the age of 18 was allowed to have a jab to try and prevent further outbreaks.

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