Coronavirus: Local restrictions

There is now a 3-tier set of Local COVID alert levels for England – Medium, High and Very High. Oldham is currently an area where the local COVID alert level is very high.

Coronavirus: Information and advice

Updated: Wednesday 21 October 2020

Next update: Wednesday 28 October 2020

Covid-19 Cases 

Between 11 - 17 October Oldham has had 1041 new cases identified, an increase on the previous week total of 926. The total number of confirmed cases in Oldham now totals 6854, a rate of 2891 per 100,000 population, the highest rate across Greater Manchester.

Weekly infection rate

Between 11 - 17 October Oldham has a rate of 439 per 100,000 population, which has increased from 391 the previous week. Oldham has the 4th highest rate across Greater Manchester and is significantly higher than the England rate.

Area Name Weekly cases (11 - 17 October) Weekly incidence rate per 100,000 (11 - 17 October)
Oldham 1041 439
Greater Manchester 11546 407
England 95017 169

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 28 days leading up to 17 October, 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 
* Gender of 6 people is unknown/other

Ethnicity

Over the 28 days leading up to the 16 October and overall throughout the whole pandemic, the highest number of cases
were in the White British population, however cases remain high across all ethnic groups.

Source: Public Health England 

Ward Data

Over the 28 days leading up to the 17 October, the ward with the highest rate per 100,000 was St. Mary’s. The ward with the lowest rate was St James'.

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

Covid-19 Cases per 100,000 population over the 28 days leading up to 17 October and all time by Oldham Ward
Ward  28 days leading up to the 17 October (rate per 100,000) Overall (rate per 100,000)
Alexandra 1152 3136
Chadderton Central 1206 2629
Chadderton North 1409 2961
Chadderton South 1035 2354
Coldhurst 1262 3139
Crompton 1067 2124
Failsworth East 1427 2630
Failsworth West 1124 2239
Hollinwood 1242 2210
Medlock Vale 1514 3377
Royton North 1068 1882
Royton South 1155 2393
Saddleworth North 1176 2147
Saddleworth South 1234 2310
Saddleworth West and Lees 1229 2421
Shaw 1208 2593
St Mary's 2209 5162
St James' 671 1840
Waterhead 888 2643
Werneth 1878 4569
Oldham Overall 1280 2832

Source: Public Health England & Office for National Statistics 2019 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 17 October 2020 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.
Some data has been suppressed due to low numbers.

Testing Data

Between 8 - 14 October the rate of testing was 494 per 100,000 population per day, this has decreased from 532 per 100,000 last week.

The testing positivity rate between 11 - 17 October was 12.2%, this has increased from 10.8% last week.

Deaths from COVID-19

In total, there has been a total of 276 COVID-19 deaths to Oldham residents, with four new death this week, an increase from one death last week.