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Updated: Wednesday 12 August 2020

Next update: Wednesday 19 August 2020

Covid-19 Cases 

Between 2  – 8 August Oldham had 255 new cases identified, an increase on the previous week total of 137. The total number of confirmed cases in Oldham now totals 2445, a rate of 1031 per 100,000 population, the highest rate across Greater Manchester.

Between 2  – 8 August Oldham had a rate of 107.5 per 100,000 population, which has increased from 57.8 the previous week.

Oldham has the highest rate across Greater Manchester and is significantly higher than the England rate.

Area Name Total Cases in the 7 days leading up to 8 August Rate per 100,000 in the 7 days leading up to 8 August
Oldham 255 107.5
Greater Manchester Data not available Data not available
England Data not available Data not available

Age and Gender

Over the 28 days leading up to the 7 of August, 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.

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 28 days leading up to the 7 August, the highest number of cases were in the Asian/Asian British group.

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

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 28 days leading up to the 7 August, the ward with the highest rate per 100,000 was St. Mary’s. The wards with the lowest rates were Saddleworth North, Saddleworth South and St. James’, where data is not displayed due to low numbers.

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

Covid-19 Cases per 100,000 population over the last 28 days to 7 August 2020 and all time by Oldham Ward
Ward Last 28 days (rate per 100,000) Overall (rate per 100,000)
Alexandra 275 1291
Chadderton Central 179 1073
Chadderton North 177 956
Chadderton South 261 1071
Coldhurst 434 1214
Crompton 107 855
Failsworth East 185 750
Failsworth West 87 749
Hollinwood 138 624
Medlock Vale 327 1089
Royton North 61 661
Royton South 92 953
Saddleworth North * 763
Saddleworth South * 630
Saddleworth West and Lees 147 921
Shaw 119 1097
St Mary's 633 1848
St James' * 745
Waterhead 272 1192
Werneth 418 1657
Oldham Overall 219 1042

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 7 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 between 2  – 8 August, the rate of testing was 197.2 per 100,000 population per day. This has increased from 158.2 per 100,000 from the previous week.

The testing positivity rate between 2  – 8 August  was 5.6%, this has increased from 5.3% last week.

Deaths from COVID-19 

In total, there has been a total of 261 COVID-19 deaths to Oldham residents, with two registered between 24  – 31 July. This has increased from 0 the previous week.