Coronavirus data for the Borough of Bury

Last updated: Monday 19 November 2020 

The four-week summary in Bury:

  • Week ending November 14: infection rate 461.3 (881 new cases)
  • Week ending November 7: infection rate 572.3 (1093 new cases)
  • Week ending October 31: infection rate 568.1 (1085 new cases)
  • Week ending October 24: infection rate 540.3 (1032 new cases)

Since 29 February February 2020 there have been 8,994 confirmed cases across the borough. 

Bury's infection rate is amongst the highest in Greater Manchester and the UK. 

About the local coronavirus cases and infection rates

The number of new cases of COVID-19 fell in Bury in the week up to November 14, with a rate of 461.3 new cases per 100,000 people. This is 111 cases less than the previous week, and follows a plateauing of case rates the week before. 

Coupled with increased testing rates over the past week, and that the percentage of tests that were positive fell (from to 15.5% from 18.2%) this is extremely welcome news.

The downward trend appears to reflect the introduction of Tier 3 restrictions and possibly shows the early impact of the national lockdown introduced on November 5.
However, despite the fall in new cases, Bury still has one of the highest infection rates in the country.

Also, the number of people in local hospitals with COVID-19 remains above the April peak, and we continue to see deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate.

We all need to do our bit to help bring infection rates down:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UK statistics and analysis

Stay alert to keep the virus under control

The local restrictions remain in place. Only with sustained efforts will we drive new cases down and see these lifted. 

It is essential that everyone follows the rules to protect each other.