Coronavirus LIVE updates as Greater Manchester accounts for a FIFTH of UK’s cases yesterday – and two Stockport bars close

Coronavirus LIVE updates as Greater Manchester accounts for a FIFTH of UK's cases yesterday - and two Stockport bars close

Two bars in Stockport have temporarily closed after they reported that a customer had tested positive for coronavirus as official figures show Oldham’s rate of infections has risen again.

Rocksalt Cafe Bar and The Moortop Pub and Kitchen, in Heaton Moor, both closed their doors on Sunday. The businesses are a few doors from each other on Heaton Moor Road.

Oldham’s coronavirus infection rate has risen again, the latest government data revealed.

Figures released on Saturday show that the borough still has the highest infection rate in Greater Manchester.

Oldham’s rate of infection rose to 75.1 in the seven days ending August 5.

There were 178 cases in the borough, which remains on ‘red’ alert, during that time – a rise of 39 on the previous week.

While the rate of infection fell in Rochdale to 33.3, down from 34.2 yesterday, eight new cases were recorded.

The borough remains on amber alert.

Greater Manchester has lockdown restrictions across the borough which mean two households can’t meet in each others homes or gardens to limit the spread of the virus.

It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to visit a school later on Monday as he presses ahead with the reopening of schools in England next month, in spite of concerns expressed by teaching unions and parents.

Yesterday, the government announced that there were more than 1,000 new infections in the UK in 24 hours and eight deaths recorded. None of the deaths were in Greater Manchester.

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