Confirmed coronavirus cases in Salford jump by 50 per cent in a day

Two more coronavirus patients have died at Salford Royal Hospital as government figures revealed a sharp rise in the number of positive tests in the city.

Statistics released by Public Health England this evening showed there have been 16 more confirmed cases in Salford since yesterday.

A total of 47 positive tests for Covid-19 have been recorded in Salford, up from 31 on Tuesday – which represents a 50 per cent increase in a single day.

It also means Salford now has more confirmed cases than any other borough in Greater Manchester.

Stockport and Manchester have both had 45 confirmed cases while Wigan has just 14 so far.

The true number of people infected with Covid-19 is likely to be far higher because patients who suspect they have symptoms but are not admitted to hospital are not being routinely tested in the UK.



There have been a total of 341 confirmed cases in Greater Manchester, up 59 since yesterday which is the largest daily rise yet in the number of cases.

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A total of 27 patients have died after testing positive for Covid-19 in Greater Manchester, with four more deaths announced today – two at Salford Royal and two at Pennine Acute NHS Trust hospitals.

Eight of the coronavirus patients to die in Greater Manchester so far have been at Salford Royal Hospital. It is understood that some of those treated at the hospital will be from neighbouring boroughs and not all will be residents of Salford.

Across the UK there have been more than 400 deaths, with 28 further deaths confirmed on Wednesday.

NHS England said the most recent 28 patients who died were aged between 47 and 93 years old.

All of the people, except the 47-year-old, had underlying health conditions.


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