Updated: Wednesday 26 January 2022
Next update: Wednesday 2 February 2022
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|
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
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
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).
|Ward||7 Day rate per
|28 Day rate per 100,000 population||Overall rate per 100,000 population||Rank
|Saddleworth West and Lees||813||7012||30691||1st|
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.
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.
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.
- COVID-19 Hospital Activity - NHS website
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).