Oldham's Covid hotspots revealed

Date published: 10 June 2021

The latest Covid infection rates show that Oldham currently has the lowest rate in Greater Manchester, though it remains double the England rate of 50.

Over the last 7 days, Oldham has a rate of 102 per 100,000 population which has increased from 76 from the previous week.

Positive case numbers have increased across most age groups but were highest amongst secondary school age children and the working population (ages 10-49).

Over the last 7 days, the ward with the highest case rate was Failsworth East, at 225.  The ward with the lowest rate was Saddleworth North at 0, although the low population has meant a lower rate.

Over the last 28 days, the ward with the highest rate was Coldhurst (423).

Earlier this week, new Coronavirus guidance was issued to people in Oldham and across Greater Manchester following a rise in case numbers, particularly of the Delta variant of the virus.

Cllr Arooj Shah, leader of Oldham Council, said: “Here in Oldham we have been working hard to keep Coronavirus rates low. Our case numbers are amongst the lowest in Greater Manchester, but they’re rising. By ramping up activity now we can stay on the front foot.

"To do that we need everyone to continue playing their part. This means getting tested regularly, following the guidance and doing all we can to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

"Ultimately the vaccine is our route out of this pandemic, so we’ll be pushing the Government to get more vaccines to Oldham as soon as possible."

130,836 (67.1%) of Oldham’s registered population aged 18 or over have been vaccinated with their first dose and there have been 92,117 (47.3%) aged 18 or over vaccinated with their second dose.

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