Wigan Council is aiming to publish a weekly COVID-19 surveillance tracker on their website so the public can clearly see Wigan Borough’s position in relation to the virus. The first published tracker can be found here (under related documents on right hand side of page): https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Crime-Emergencies/Coronavirus/Coronavirus-update-and-advice.aspx
Professor Kate Ardern, director of public health at Wigan Council said: “We have been monitoring Covid-19 very closely for some time and have today published a tracker on our website providing a clear insight into the impacts of the virus in Wigan Borough over the last week.
“We are pleased to confirm that Wigan Borough has the lowest rate of new cases in Greater Manchester for the latest complete week. New Covid-19 cases continue to reduce weekly and our rates are now at the lowest since mid-March.
“In the week of 25 June – 1 July, Wigan Borough’s new infection rate stood at 3.4 per 100,000 population. This is much lower than the regional average of 10.2 and the national average of 6.9.
“Our death registration rate from the last week has also decreased by more than half. Although this is all very reassuring news, we need to maintain these promising figures.
“It is down to the success of our local test and trace system and the public for keeping their distance and following hygiene practices that we are able to continue fighting this virus. There is still a way to go and we continue to ask residents and businesses for their support and co-operation.”