To understand the levels and the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Manchester, we use several different pieces of information. These include:
- The number of people with a newly confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 based on a laboratory test (‘incidence’). This is sometimes also presented as a rate per 100,000 population.
- The number of tests for COVID-19 that are conducted (also sometimes presented as a rate per 100,000 population)
- The proportion of tests that have a positive result (‘positivity’)
- The number of deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned somewhere on the death certificate (‘mortality’)
To give a full picture of what the data tells us, we use a full week’s data. Sometimes it takes a few days for test results to be processed, and this can affect figures for the most recent days, so we don’t include data for the most recent four days in our analysis.
Sunday 11 October to Saturday 17 October 2020
The most up-to-date and complete information we have is for Sunday 11 October to Saturday 17 October 2020. In this period there were:
- 2,364 people with a newly confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 living in Manchester (a rate of 427.6 per 100,000 population). In the previous 7 day period there were 2,673 people with a newly confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 living in Manchester (a rate of 483.5 per 100,000)
- 15,439 tests conducted in non-NHS laboratories (Pillar 2 Tests) - a rate of 2,793 tests per 100,000 population. In the previous week, 16,548 tests were conducted - a rate of 2,993 per 100,000 population.
- Of the 15,439 tests conducted, 16.2% resulted in a positive diagnosis. This compares with 17.8% of tests conducted in the previous weeks.
In the week ending 9 October, there were 4 deaths involving COVID-19 occurring in Manchester residents. Overall, 453 Manchester residents have died from conditions involving COVID-19.
Please note that this information is correct at the point at which this page was last updated at 09.45am on 23 October 2020 .
In order to be consistent, we are using figures from the same sources as those used by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) in their GM COVID-19 Situation Report Dashboard.
Central government also publishes information on the number of people with a newly confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 living in different parts of the UK on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK website. This website also includes an interactive map showing the number of cases of COVID-19 by Middle Super Output Area (MSOA). MSOAs are small geographical areas with a population of around 7,200 people living in them. There are 57 of these MSOAs in Manchester. The data in the map is updated each weekday and shows the latest 7 days for which a complete set of data are available.