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.”
#COVID19 data for #Salford now incl 0-25 figures: 9.7% positivity; all age rate = 316.8 per 100k ↑ 36.9%; 60+ age rate = 47.2 per 100k ↑ 91.7%; 0-25s rate = 871.6 per 100k ↑ 0.9%. The 4 week extension of restrictions shouldn't be wasted – help us get rates down & vaccines up
— Tom Stannard (@tomstannard) June 15, 2021
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.
COVID-19 is still with us so it's important you get vaccinated and get both doses. Read more about it in the latest issue of Life in Salford online now https://t.co/QA4M1Qf9hj pic.twitter.com/EkYK8ZIjG9
— Salford City Council (@SalfordCouncil) June 15, 2021
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.
If you’re eligible for Covid-19 vaccination hop on board the vaccination bus at Morrisons in Eccles TODAY! 🚌💉
10.30am – 3.30pm
No booking needed
1st & 2nd Pfizer doses
— Healthwatch Salford (@HWSalford) June 15, 2021
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.