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Updated: Wednesday 26 January 2022

Next update: Wednesday 2 February 2022

Covid-19 Cases 

Over the last 7 days (16 – 22 January 2022) Oldham has had 1,778 new cases identified, which is significantly lower than the previous week’s total of 2,166.  This translates to a 7-day rate of 748 per 100,000 population and is now the lowest rate across Greater Manchester and remains lower than the England rate of 993 per 100,000.

Overall, the total number of confirmed cases in Oldham is now 65,014 with a cumulative rate of 27,360 per 100,000 population – remains the 8th highest rate across Greater Manchester and 13th highest across the North West but is now 23rd highest across England.

Weekly infection rate

Over the last 7 days Oldham has a rate of 748 per 100,000 population, which is lower than the rate of 912 for the previous 7 days.  Oldham’s rate is now the lowest 7-day rate across Greater Manchester and remains lower than North West and England rates.

Area Name Rate per 100,000 in last 7 days
Oldham 748
Greater Manchester 818
North West 863
England 993

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.

 

Age and Gender

Over the last 28 days positive case numbers have decreased but remain high across most age groups and were highest amongst those aged 20-39.

Source: Public Health England 
* Gender of 175 people is unknown/other

Ethnicity

Over the last 7 days there were similar rates for Asian/Asian British, Mixed/Other and White/White British ethnicities.  For the 28-day and overall measures, however, the highest rates per 100,000 population are still be found amongst the White/White British population. 

Source: Public Health England 

Ward Data

Over the last 7 days, the ward with the highest case rate per 100,000 was Saddleworth North (941).  The ward with the lowest rate was Shaw (511).

Over the last 28 days, the ward with the highest rate was Saddleworth West & Lees (7,012).  The ward with the lowest rate was Coldhurst (4,178).

Overall, the ward with the highest rate per 100,000 was Saddleworth West & Lees (30,691).  The ward with the lowest rate was Alexandra (22,597).

Covid-19 Cases per 100,000 population over the last 7 and 28 days (ranked) to 14 January 2022 and Overall by Oldham Ward
Ward 7 Day rate per
100,000 population
28 Day rate per 100,000 population Overall rate per 100,000 population Rank
High (1st)
Low (20th)
Saddleworth West and Lees 813 7012 30691 1st
Failsworth East 606 6970 30541 2nd
Chadderton South 876 6868 28595 3rd
Chadderton Central 936 6554 30050 4th
Saddleworth North 941 6494 26925 5th
Royton North 732 6449 30129 6th
St James' 774 6390 29650 7th
Failsworth West 730 6276 30062 8th
Royton South 721 6200 30047 9th
Saddleworth South 780 5912 26194 10th
Shaw 511 5902 28371 11th
Crompton 568 5864 27792 12th
Medlock Vale 795 5783 25122 13th
Hollinwood 677 5669 26040 14th
Chadderton North 629 5620 27905 15th
Waterhead 754 5472 25636 16th
St Mary's 783 4749 25913 17th
Werneth 835 4727 27417 18th
Alexandra 819 4647 22597 19th
Coldhurst 646 4178 23532 20th
Oldham Overall 748 5784 27360  

Source: Public Health England & Office for National Statistics 2020 Mid-Year Estimates, Calculated by Oldham Council Public Health Intelligence

Please note ranking of wards from highest (1st) to lowest (20th) is only applied to the 28-day measure.

Testing Data

Taking an average over the last 7 days the rate of testing was 395 per 100,000 population per day, which is lower than the 566 per 100,000 reported for the previous seven day period.

The testing positivity rate over the last 7 days was 24.2% which is lower than the 33.3% reported in the previous seven day period.

Please note that lateral flow testing for people who do not have symptoms are not currently included in these testing data.

Hospital Data

Oldham

The latest 7-day average (to 25 January) for the number of beds currently occupied with Covid-19 patients is 109 – down from 126 at the end of the previous 7-day period.

England

Deaths

As of week ending 14 January 2022 there has been a total of 878 COVID-19 deaths to Oldham residents, with 12 new deaths this week – compared to eight in the previous week (week ending 7 January 2022).