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Updated: Wednesday 22 September 2021

Next update: Wednesday 29 September 2021

Covid-19 Cases 

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
Oldham 646 272
Greater Manchester 7,564 266
North West 23,256 316
England 148,678 263

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

Ethnicity

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 

Ward Data

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).

 

Covid-19 Cases per 100,000 population over the last 7 and 28 days (ranked) to 17 September 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 Rank
High (1st)
Low (20th)
Chadderton North 372 1604 16124 1st
Royton North 478 1546 17231 2nd
Royton South 268 1525 16853 3rd
Saddleworth West and Lees 453 1469 16214 4th
Crompton 294 1419 15585 5th
Failsworth West 259 1288 16406 6th
Saddleworth South 326 1283 12377 7th
Hollinwood 242 1282 14573 8th
St James' 213 1272 17100 9th
Failsworth East 254 1271 16082 10th
Saddleworth North 337 1268 12425 11th
Chadderton South 274 1257 15400 12th
Chadderton Central 252 1170 16763 13th
Werneth 350 1135 18935 14th
Waterhead 194 1075 15521 15th
Alexandra 180 992 13915 16th
Shaw 285 982 16164 17th
Medlock Vale 237 921 14720 18th
St Mary's 159 917 17919 19th
Coldhurst 178 831 16275 20th
Oldham Overall 272 1200 15850  

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

Testing Data

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.

Hospital Data

Oldham

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.

England

Deaths

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).