Cases of Covid-19 rose in five areas of Tameside as the majority of the borough saw infections suppressed.
Hyper local data from the government shows that in the past seven days to April 16, incidences of the virus increased in several neighbourhoods.
Ashton East saw nine cases, an increase of four on the previous week, while Hurst Cross saw seven cases, an increase of five.
There were six cases in Stalybridge East and Swineshaw, which rose by four from the previous seven day period.
And six cases were recorded in Stalybridge North, which was an increase of one.
Cases also rose by two in Ashton North, up to four.
However overall the number of cases in the borough dropped by seven, with 80 recorded in the week to April 16.
And 20 neighbourhoods saw fewer than three cases, meaning infections of coronavirus could have been suppressed.
The Tameside Covid-19 heat map for the week to April 16. Photo: Gov.UK.
When lockdown measures began to be eased, Tameside’s director of public health, Jeanelle de Gruchy, said: “It’s vital that we follow the roadmap, with its cautious lifting of restrictions, otherwise there’s a very real danger that our high rates will increase further and that as the rest of the country enjoys an even greater relaxing of the rules, Tameside will face local restrictions.
“Our Covid vaccination drive has been a huge success, with more than 100,000 residents vaccinated, but there are still vulnerable people who have not been vaccinated and the risk of serious illness or death remains.”
The latest weekly cases for the borough, broken up into Middle layer Super Output Areas (MSOA) which are sorted by population:
Ashton Central – 9
Ashton East – 9
Ashton North – 4
Ashton Waterloo – fewer than three
Audenshaw – 4
Carrbrook and Micklehurst – fewer than three
Cheetham Fold and Gee Cross – fewer than three
Dane Bank – fewer than three
Denton East – 4
Denton North – fewer than three
Denton South – fewer than three
Denton West – fewer than three
Droylsden Central – 3
Droylsden East – fewer than three
Droylsden West – fewer than three
Dukinfield East and Hough Hill – fewer than three
Dukinfield West – 3
Godley – fewer than three
Guide Bridge – fewer than three
Hattersley – fewer than three
Hurst Cross – 7
Hyde North – fewer than three
Hyde South – fewer than three
Mossley – fewer than three
Mottram, Hollingworth and Broadbottom – fewer than three
Newtonmoor – fewer than three
Smallshaw – fewer than three
Stalybridge East and Swineshaw – 6
Stalybridge North – 6
Stalybridge South – fewer than three
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