Rates of coronavirus have been falling for a number of weeks in Greater Manchester.

In fact, a number of neighbourhoods in the region are almost Covid free, according to the Government’s coronavirus map.

University North and Whitworth Street, an area which was once a hotspot, last week had the lowest rate in the city.

It’s still the only area in Manchester to have fewer than three cases in the seven days leading up to December 3 – the most recent data set available.

But now cases have dropped to less than three in more than half a dozen areas of Greater Manchester after peaking towards the end of October.

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The areas with fewer than three or no cases recorded in the week ending December 3 include:

Pendleton, Salford

Walkden North West, Salford

University North and Whitworth Street, Manchester

Denton North, Tameside

Dukinfield East and Hough Hill, Tameside

Royton South West, Oldham

Urmston East, Trafford

Ashton upon Mersey North

Cheadle Health, Stockport

Bramhall North East

Bramhall South and Woodford

Poynton West

Offerton East and Bosden Farm, Stockport

(Image: Gov.uk)

The data published by the government is for areas known as Middle Super Output Areas (MSOA), which are statistical units that have a population of between 5,000 and 15,000 people.

Pendleton in Salford recorded less the three cases in the seven days leading to December 3..

The area recorded an infection rate of 665.7 per 100,000 people in the week ending October 22, roughly around the peak of the second wave.

Walkden North West in Salford hardly had any cases in the week ending December 3.

Cases in the area peaked in the same week as Pendleton with 41 cases and an infection rate of 665.7 per 100,000 in the seven days ending October 22.

Denton North and Dukinfield East and Hough Hill in Tameside now have hardly any cases, the map shows.

Denton North’s rate peaked on October 22 with 556.8 cases per 100,00, as did Dukinfield East and Hough Hill with 555.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Royton South West in Oldham has fewer than three cases after once having infection rate of 1,279.3 in the week ending October 29.

Urmston East in Trafford has also seen a drop of infections to almost zero after peaking at 582.4 in the week ending October 22.

Cases have fallen to below three in Ashton upon Mersey North after its rate once reached 365.2 per 100,000 in the week ending October 8.

A number of neighbourhoods in Stockport now have few or no cases of the virus.

Cheadle Health, all of Bramhall, Poynton West, Offerton East and Bosden Farm and High Lane all had fewer than three cases in the week ending December 3.

People can find out the number of cases and infection rates by entering their postcode in the same interactive map here.

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