National coronavirus restrictions come in to effect on Thursday 5 November. Until then Oldham remains in The Very High Tier of restrictions.
Updated: Wednesday 28 October 2020
Next update: Wednesday 5 November 2020
Between 18 – 24 October Oldham has had 1561 new cases identified, an increase on the previous week total of 1066. The total number of confirmed cases in Oldham now totals 8440, a rate of 3560 per 100,000 population, the highest rate across Greater Manchester.
Weekly infection rate
Between 18 – 24 October Oldham has a rate of 658 per 100,000 population, which has increased from 450 the previous week. Oldham has the highest rate across Greater Manchester and is significantly higher than the England rate.
|Area Name||Weekly cases (18 – 24 October)||Weekly incidence rate per 100,000 (18 – 24 October)|
We calculate the 7 day rate per 100,000 population by taking the total number of cases divided by Oldham’s population (237,110) x 100,000.
|Date||weekly number of cases|
|WC 1 March||4|
|WC 8 March||6|
|WC 15 March||25|
|WC 22 March||74|
|WC 29 March||119|
|WC 5 April||239|
|WC 12 April||168|
|WC 19 April||153|
|WC 26 April||149|
|WC 3 May||151|
|WC 10 May||105|
|WC 17 May||102|
|WC 24 May||93|
|WC 31 May||108|
|WC 7 June||110|
|WC 14 June||104|
|WC 21 June||79|
|WC 28 June||52|
|WC 5 July||41|
|WC 12 July||35|
|WC 19 July||136|
|WC 26 July||137|
|WC 2 August||260|
|WC 9 August||202|
|WC 16 August||143|
|WC 23 August||138|
|WC 30 August||158|
|WC 6 September||292|
|WC 13 September||365|
|WC 20 September||492|
|WC 27 September||641|
|WC 4 October||926|
|WC 11 October||1,041|
|WC 18 October||1,561|
Age and Gender
Over the last 28 days, numbers of positive cases were highest in those in the working age population, however the number of cases in people aged over 65 has increased significantly in recent weeks. Earlier in the pandemic, there are a higher number of cases in older age groups compared to recent data.
Source: Public Health England
* Gender of 6 people is unknown/other
Across all time periods, the highest number of cases have been in the White population, however cases remain high across all ethnic groups.
|Covid cases||Cases over last 4 weeks ending 23 October||Overall number of cases|
|Asian/ Asian British||378||1,133|
|Black/ African/ Caribbean/ Black British||20||60|
Source: Public Health England
Over the last 7 days, the highest case rate per 100,000 was in Werneth. The lowest was in Saddleworth North.
Over the last 28 days, the ward with the highest rate was St. Mary’s. The ward with the lowest rate was St James’.
Overall, the ward with the highest rate per 100,000 was St. Mary’s. The ward with the lowest rate was St James’.
|Ward||28 days leading up to 23 October (rate per 100,000)||Overall (rate per 100,000)|
|Saddleworth West and Lees||1746||3021|
Source: Public Health England & Office for National Statistics 2019 Mid-Year Estimates, Calculated by Oldham Council Public Health Intelligence
* Rate has been suppressed due to low numbers.
Map showing covid-19 cases per 100,000 population for the last 28 days leading up to 23 October 2020 and all time by Oldham Ward
Source: Public Health England & Office for National Statistics 2019 Mid-Year Estimates, Calculated by Oldham Council Public Health Intelligence.
Some data has been suppressed due to low numbers.
Taking an average over the last 7 days the rate of testing was 529 per 100,000 population per day, this has increased from 494 per 100,000 last week.
The testing positivity rate over the last 7 days was 17.1%, this has increased from 12.2% last week.
Deaths from COVID-19
In total, there has been a total of 288 COVID-19 deaths to Oldham residents, with eleven new deaths this week, an increase from four deaths last week.
|Year||Covid deaths||All causes deaths|