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Updated: Wednesday 2 September 2020

Next update: Wednesday 9 September 2020

Covid-19 Cases

Over the last 7 days (23rd August – 29th August) Oldham has had 134 new cases identified, a decrease on the previous week total of 143. The total number of confirmed cases in Oldham now totals 2929, a rate of 1235 per 100,000 population, the highest rate across Greater Manchester.

Weekly infection rate

Over the last 7 days Oldham has a rate of 56.5 per 100,000 population, which has decreased from 60.3 the previous week. Oldham has the highest rate across Greater Manchester and is significantly higher than the England rate.

Covid-19 CasesNumber ofcases1 March15 March29 March12 April26 April10 May24 May7 June21 June5 July19 July2 August16 August050100150200250300

Date Number of cases
1 March 4
8 March 6
15 March 25
22 March 74
29 March 119
5 April 239
12 April 168
19 April 153
26 April 149
3 May 151
10 May 105
17 May 102
24 May 93
31 May 108
7 June 110
14 June 104
21 June 79
28 June 52
5 July 41
12 July 35
19 July 136
26 July 137
2 August 260
9 August 202
16 August 143
23 August 134
Area Name Total Cases in the 7 days Rate per 100,000 in the 7 days
Oldham 134 56.5
Greater Manchester 993 35.0
England 7134 12.7

Age and Gender

Over the last 28 days, numbers of positive cases were highest in those in the working-age population. Earlier in the pandemic, there are a higher number of cases in older age groups compared to recent data.

Covid-19 cases by age group and gender – 4 weeks ending28 AugustFemaleMale0-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960-6970-7980-8990+020406080100

Covid cases Female Male
0-9 23 33
10-19 36 61
20-29 86 74
30-39 57 65
40-49 78 60
50-59 42 48
60-69 23 23
70-79 9 6
80-89 8 5
90+ 1 1

Covid-19 cases by age group and gender – OverallFemaleMale0-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960-6970-7980-8990+050100150200250300

Covid cases Female Male
0-9 49 60
10-19 105 107
20-29 294 213
30-39 246 199
40-49 258 160
50-59 236 201
60-69 130 125
70-79 108 112
80-89 133 101
90+ 65 38

Source: Public Health England & Office for National Statistics 2018 Mid-Year Estimates, Calculated by Oldham Council Public Health Intelligence
* Rate has been suppressed due to low numbers

Ethnicity

Over the last 28 days the highest number of cases were in the Asian/Asian British group.

Those in the Asian/Asian British population may be more vulnerable to catching the virus due to higher numbers working in public-facing higher risk roles such as health care, transport, retail and hospitality. In addition, larger household size will be affecting the number of cases spread within individual households.

Overall throughout the whole pandemic, the most cases were in the White population.

Covid-19 cases by ethnicityCases overlast 4 weeksending 28AugustOverallnumber ofcasesAsian/ AsianBritishBlack/ African/Caribbean/Black BritishMixed OtherUnknownWhite02505007501,0001,2501,5001,750

Covid cases Cases over last 4 weeks ending 28 August Overall number of cases
Asian/ Asian British 423 1,054
Black/ African/ Caribbean/ Black British 30 77
Mixed Other 16 69
Unknown 103 291
White 168 1,453

Source: Public Health England & Office for National Statistics 2018 Mid-Year Estimates, Calculated by Oldham Council Public Health Intelligence.
Some data has been suppressed due to low numbers.

Ward Data

Over the last 28 days, the ward with the highest rate per 100,000 was St. Mary’s. The warda with the lowest rate were Royton North and Saddleworth, where rates have been suppressed due to low numbers.

On the whole, the wards with the highest rates are those with higher levels of deprivation.

Overall, throughout the whole pandemic, the ward with the highest rate was St. Mary’s. The ward with the lowest rate was Royton North.

Covid-19 Cases per 100,000 population over the last 28 days to 21 August 2020 and all time by Oldham Ward
Ward Last 28 days (rate per 100,000) Overall (rate per 100,000)
Alexandra 391 1531
Chadderton Central 179 1198
Chadderton North 363 1239
Chadderton South 108 1161
Coldhurst 655 1641
Crompton 117 952
Failsworth East 273 954
Failsworth West 87 807
Hollinwood 203 746
Medlock Vale 413 1374
Royton North * 691
Royton South 73 999
Saddleworth North * 834
Saddleworth South 118 738
Saddleworth West and Lees 147 1041
Shaw 138 1136
St Mary’s 895 2299
St James’ 176 938
Waterhead 468 1478
Werneth 778 2190
Oldham Overall 314 1249

Source: Public Health England & Office for National Statistics 2018 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 28 August 2020 and all time by Oldham Ward

Source: Public Health England & Office for National Statistics 2018 Mid-Year Estimates, Calculated by Oldham Council Public Health Intelligence.
Some data has been suppressed due to low numbers.

Testing Data

Taking an average over the last 7 days the rate of testing was 215.1 per 100,000 population per day. This has increased from 201.7 per 100,000 from the previous week.

The testing positivity rate over the last 7 days was 3.9%, this has decreased from 4.7% last week.

Deaths from COVID-19

In total, there has been a total of 267 COVID-19 deaths to Oldham residents, with 0 registered over the last week. This has decreased from 3 the previous week.

Oldham deaths registered by weekCovid deathsAll causes deaths6 March20 March3 April17 April1 May15 May29 May12 June26 June10 July24 July7 August21 August-20020406080100120

Year Covid deaths All causes deaths
6 March 0 41
13 March 1 47
20 March 2 40
27 March 11 58
3 April 22 62
10 April 42 88
17 April 60 113
24 April 40 77
1 May 19 62
8 May 15 37
15 May 11 47
22 May 9 39
29 May 10 39
5 June 5 40
12 June 4 35
19 June 1 40
26 June 4 18
3 July 2 26
10 July 0 20
17 July 1 27
24 July 0 30
31 July 2 36
7 August 1 27
14 August 3 34
21 August 0 27

 

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