Oldham's Covid infection rate falls again, but remains 44% higher than the England average.

Date published: 04 March 2021

The Covid infection rate for Oldham has fallen again to 124 (per 100,000).

The figure has been continually declining since a peak this year in early January.

The Oldham figure remains 44% higher than the average rate for England, which stands at just 86.

Figures tend to be higher in metropolitan areas, as the population levels are higher than in other parts of the country.

Werneth is the ward with the highest rate (200) over the last 7 days, followed by Royton North (183), and Saddleworth West & Leeds (166).

The lowest rate is in Saddleworth South (49).

The number of positive Covid cases continues to fall across the UK, with the latest figures showing a 32% drop.

As of 2 March, the number of first dose vaccinations given to Oldham registered patients is 68,861.

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