Figures released today show another 164 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Salford. This has taken the city’s total number of cases to 3,948.
The data was released today by the Department for Health and Social Care in partnership with the Office for National Statistics.
These numbers come shortly after reports of Salford becoming one of the country’s Covid hotspots. It is topped only by Manchester with 10,794 new cases announced today, an increase of 557.
Nationally, there were 14,542 new cases today with 76 deaths also announced in the last 24 hours.
Three of those deaths were at Salford Royal hospital.
The figures were released as two of Greater Manchester’s largest universities have moved all teaching online, following a spike of Covid cases. Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester are understood to have made the decision in an effort to control infection rates. Face-to-face teaching is still taking place at the University of Salford.
Elsewhere in Greater Manchester cases continue to rise. There were 116 new cases in Bury, whilst numbers in Bolton have risen by 176. Stockport and Tameside have also seen increases of 149 and 111 respectively.
Wigan has seen the largest increase in the region with an extra 182 positive cases.
This takes the national total up to 530,113 positive cases and 42,445 deaths.
For further updates, please visit the the Department for Health and Social Care website here: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/