The number of people with Covid-19 is going up again, both in Bury and across the country.

Bury Council are reminding people to remain cautious, to be considerate and to stay safe as Covid-19 still has the ability to make people very unwell, especially the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.

Advice from the council states residents can reduce the risk of catching the virus by getting any Covid-19 vaccine doses people may have missed, avoid crowded indoor spaces, wear face coverings when indoor crowded spaces and to maintain good hand and respiratory hygiene.

On July 27, there was one more coronavirus death recorded and a total of 772 people had died in the area.

Although the number of people with Covid is going up again in Bury, Covid-19 infections in the UK have fallen for the first time in two months, though prevalence of the virus remains high.

It is the biggest sign so far that the current wave may have peaked, and comes as the number of hospital patients with coronavirus is also starting to drop.

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Sarah Crofts, ONS head of analytical outputs for the Covid-19 infection survey, said: “Our most recent data suggest that we may now be over the peak of the latest wave of infections across the UK, although rates still remain among the highest seen during the course of the pandemic.

“We have seen welcome decreases among most parts of the UK and in all age groups.

“With summer holidays starting and more people travelling, we will continue to closely monitor the data.”

If people are looking to get a vaccination, here is a list of vaccination clinics open across Bury this month.

Ramsbottom Library will have vaccination clinics open on August 6 and August 20 between 8.30am and 1pm.

Elizabethan Suite will have a vaccination clinic open on August 21 between 8.30am and 12 noon.

Prestwich Vaccination Clinic will be offering vaccines on Friday August 5 between 8.15am and 1pm and Radcliffe United Reformed Church will have vaccinations clinics open on August 11 and August 25 between 8.15am and 5pm.

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People suffering with Long Covid, also known as Post-Covid Syndrome, can now also be referred by their GP to a new long covid assessment service in Bury.

NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care has worked in partnership with Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust on the service which will be based in the Bury Community at Moorgate Primary Care Centre.

The service is for all ages and is available to anyone who is still experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 for more than 12 weeks after a confirmed Covid infection result.