Covid-19 data | Oldham Council
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In line with the government’s plans to live with Covid-19, Oldham no longer provides a universal free testing offer for asymptomatic and symptomatic cases.

This means we can no longer provide weekly data for Covid-19 infections, inlcuding the borough’s weekly case rate, number of cases identified, and a breakdown of case by location, age and gender.

However, we are looking to provide a monthly update of the latest related figures for the borough so please continue to check this page for more information.

Updated: Wednesday 30 March 2022

 

Covid-19 Cases 

Over the last 7 days (20 – 26 March 2022) Oldham has had 1,023 new cases identified, which is higher than the previous week’s total of 942.  This translates to a 7-day rate of 431 per 100,000 population which is currently the lowest rate across Greater Manchester and remains lower than the England rate of 870 per 100,000.

Overall, the total number of confirmed cases in Oldham is now 76,740 with a cumulative rate of 32,294 per 100,000 population.

Weekly infection rate

Over the last 7 days Oldham has a rate of 431 per 100,000 population, which is higher than the rate of 396 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
Oldham 431
Greater Manchester 620
North West 764
England 870

 

 

Age and Gender

Over the last 28 days positive case numbers have increased across all age groups but continue to be highest amongst adults aged 30 to 59 years.

Source: Public Health England 
* Gender of 237 people is unknown/other

Ethnicity

For the 7-day and 28-day measures, as well as overall, the highest rates per 100,000 population were found amongst the White/White British population.

Source: Public Health England 

Ward Data

Over the last 7 days, the ward with the highest case rate per 100,000 was Saddleworth North (777).  The ward with the lowest rate was Coldhurst (163).

Over the last 28 days, the ward with the highest rate was Saddleworth North (2,127).  The ward with the lowest rate was St Mary’s (554).

Overall, the ward with the highest rate per 100,000 was Saddleworth West & Lees (36,142).  The ward with the lowest rate was Alexandra (26,771).

Covid-19 Cases per 100,000 population over the last 7 and 28 days (ranked) to 25 March 2022 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)
Saddleworth North 777 2127 32437 1st
Saddleworth South 691 2073 31504 2nd
Saddleworth West and Lees 582 1737 36142 3rd
Shaw 756 1699 33978 4th
Failsworth West 577 1615 35272 5th
Failsworth East 655 1584 35536 6th
Royton North 692 1475 35337 7th
Royton South 379 1441 35757 8th
Chadderton South 434 1425 34357 9th
Crompton 470 1400 32883 10th
Chadderton Central 423 1323 35722 11th
Chadderton North 346 1276 32923 12th
St James' 434 1264 34847 13th
Werneth 236 1000 32200 14th
Hollinwood 347 992 30315 15th
Waterhead 351 985 30123 16th
Medlock Vale 286 949 29734 17th
Alexandra 273 819 26771 18th
Coldhurst 163 623 27570 19th
St Mary's 229 554 30032 20th
Oldham Overall 431 1258 32294  

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.

Testing Data

Taking an average over the last 7 days the rate of testing was 169 per 100,000 population per day, which is higher than the 154 per 100,000 reported for the previous seven-day period.

The testing positivity rate over the last 7 days was 21.8% which is higher than the 17.7% reported in the previous seven-day period.

Please note that lateral flow testing for people who do not have symptoms is not currently included in these testing data.

Hospital Data

Oldham

The latest 7-day average (to 29 March) for the number of beds currently occupied with Covid-19 patients is 64 – up from 62 at the end of the previous 7-day period.

England

Deaths

As of week ending 18 March 2022 there has been a total of 907 COVID-19 deaths to Oldham residents, with two new deaths this week – compared to none in the previous week (week ending 11 March 2022).