Updated: Wednesday 22 September 2021
Next update: Wednesday 29 September 2021
Over the last 7 days (12 – 18 September) Oldham has had 646 new cases identified, which is lower than the previous week’s total of 795. This translates to a 7-day rate of 272 per 100,000 population which remains the 4th highest rate across Greater Manchester and higher than the England rate of 263 per 100,000.
Overall, the total number of confirmed cases in Oldham is now 37,666 with a cumulative rate of 15,851 per 100,000 population – remains the highest rate across Greater Manchester, 3rd highest across the North West and 5th highest across England.
Weekly infection rate
Over the last 7 days Oldham has a rate of 272 per 100,000 population, which is lower than the rate of 335 reported in the previous update. Oldham’s rate remains the 4th highest 7-day rate across Greater Manchester and remains lower than the North West rate but remains higher than the England rate.
|Area Name||Total cases in last 7 days||Rate per 100,000 in last 7 days|
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 remain high across most age groups but were highest amongst secondary school-age children, young adults, and working populations (10-39).
Source: Public Health England
* Gender of 88 people is unknown/other
Over the last 7 days, most cases have been in the White population.
Over the last 28 days and overall throughout the duration of the pandemic, the highest number of cases have been in the White population.
Source: Public Health England
Over the last 7 days, the ward with the highest case rate per 100,000 was Royton North (478). The ward with the lowest rate was St Mary’s (159).
Over the last 28 days, the ward with the highest rate was Chadderton North (1,604). The ward with the lowest rate was Coldhurst (831).
Overall, the ward with the highest rate per 100,000 was Werneth (18,935). The ward with the lowest rate was Saddleworth South (12,377).
|Ward||7 Day rate per
|28 Day rate per 100,000 population||Overall rate per 100,000 population||Rank
|Saddleworth West and Lees||453||1469||16214||4th|
Source: Public Health England & Office for National Statistics 2019 Mid-Year Estimates, Calculated by Oldham Council Public Health Intelligence.
Please note ranking of wards only applied to 28-day measure
Taking an average over the last 7 days the rate of testing was 447 per 100,000 population per day, which is higher than the 423 per 100,000 reported last week.
The testing positivity rate over the last 7 days was 9.6%, which is lower than the 12.4% in the previous update.
Please note that lateral flow testing for people who do not have symptoms are not currently included in these testing data.
The latest 7-day average (to 21 September) for the number of beds currently occupied with Covid-19 patients is 33 – down from 42 in the previous update.
- COVID-19 Hospital Activity - NHS website
In total, as of week ending 10 September 2021, there has been a total of 788 COVID-19 deaths to Oldham residents, with six new deaths this week – the same number as in the previous week (week ending 3 September 2021).