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Child Covid rates in Greater Manchester spiked by 56 per cent after first week back at school

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Get the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox so you never miss a thing The reopening of schools has brought a large spike in the number of pupils infected with Covid.

Infection rates among children aged 10-14 are now higher than in any other age group. Figures for the week ending September 8 show that rates have risen by more than 50 per cent in all-but three areas of Greater Manchester.

Rochdale has had the largest percentage increase, of 128pc, followed by Bolton at 87pc. READ MORE: What will happen if you don't consent to your child being vaccinated for Covid? But Tameside has the highest infection rate among 10 to 14-year-olds, at 859 cases per 100,000, followed by Stockport with 780.3 cases per 100,000.

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