Coronavirus: New guidance

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Coronavirus: New guidance

Updated: Wednesday 9 June 2021

Next update: Wednesday 16 June 2021

Covid-19 Cases 

Between 30 May and 5 June Oldham has had 243 new cases identified, which has increased from the previous week’s total of 181. This translates to a 7-day rate of 102 per 100,000 population which is currently the lowest rate across Greater Manchester but higher than the England rate of 50 per 100,000.

Overall, the total number of confirmed cases in Oldham is now 23,864 with a cumulative rate of 10,065 per 100,000 population – the 3rd highest rate across Greater Manchester, 5th highest in the North West and 13th highest across England.

Weekly infection rate

Over the last 7 days Oldham has a rate of 102 per 100,000 population, which has increased from 76 for the previous week.  Oldham’s rate is now the lowest 7-day rate across Greater Manchester, lower than the North West rate but higher than the England rate.

Area Name Total cases in last 7 days Rate per 100,000 in last 7 days
Oldham 243 102
Greater Manchester 5,467 193
North West 10,266 140
England 28,081 50

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 increased across most age groups but were highest amongst secondary school age children and the working population (10-49).

Source: Public Health England 
* Gender of 6 people is unknown/other

Ethnicity

Over the last 7 days, most cases have been in both the Asian/Asian British and 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 
* Gender of 6 people is unknown/other

Ward Data

Over the last 7 days, the ward with the highest case rate per 100,000 was Failsworth East (225).  The ward with the lowest rate was Saddleworth North (see notes in table).

Over the last 28 days, the ward with the highest rate was Coldhurst (423).  The ward with the lowest rate was Saddleworth North (see notes in table).

Overall, the ward with the highest rate per 100,000 was Werneth (13,666).  The ward with the lowest rate was Saddleworth North (6,596).

Covid-19 Cases per 100,000 population over the last 7 days and 28 days to 4 June 2021 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
Alexandra 40 166 9188
Chadderton Central 153 306 10956
Chadderton North 89 230 10026
Chadderton South 159 274 9169
Coldhurst 104 423 11570
Crompton 137 225 8801
Failsworth East 225 352 9581
Failsworth West 67 183 9928
Hollinwood 105 290 8500
Medlock Vale 105 272 10241
Royton North 71 153 10304
Royton South 120 203 10468
Saddleworth North ** ** 6596
Saddleworth South 69 ** 6623
Saddleworth West and Lees 102 231 9507
Shaw 157 246 9752
St Mary's 70 172 12750
St James' 142 324 10315
Waterhead 112 209 10422
Werneth ** 164 13666
Oldham Overall 102 230 10063

Source: Public Health England & Office for National Statistics 2019 Mid-Year Estimates, Calculated by Oldham Council Public Health Intelligence

** Wards where rates have been suppressed due to low numbers.

Map showing covid-19 cases per 100,000 population for the last 28 days leading up to 4 June 2021 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.

Testing Data

Taking an average over the last 7 days the rate of testing was 288 per 100,000 population per day, which is lower than the 341 per 100,000 reported last week.

The testing positivity rate over the last 7 days was 4.5% which is an increase from the 2.7% 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.

Hospital Data

Oldham

The latest 7-day average for the number of beds currently occupied with Covid-19 patients is 13 – unchanged from the previous update.

England

Deaths

In total, as of week ending 28 May 2021, there has been a total of 729 COVID-19 deaths to Oldham residents, with one death this week – up from zero in the previous week (week ending 21 May 2021).