A major incident was announced today after senior police, local authorities and other agencies met this weekend to discuss the current regional outbreak.
Huge spikes of COVID-19 have been seen in Manchester, Tameside and Oldham.
Infection rates for the week to Thursday show cases per 100,000 people still rising in every part of the area, which encompassed more than 2.3million people.
The figures show cases in Manchester and Tameside have more than doubled in seven days, while Oldham’s remain the highest and the fastest-growing.
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