Oldham had 143 cases per 100,000 persons for the week ending Feb24, Manchester had 147.
The national average for the period was 87
We are currently in a National Lockdown.
Previous lockdowns were imposed due to the dramatic increase in cases occuring across the country for example during Oct-Nov 2020 and this is again the case. The effect of the last lockdown can be seen in the reduction of new cases during October and the consquent slowing of rate of increase in the total number of cases from mid-november.
Latest info from oldham council: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/coronavirus ►
The significance of the graph below is not the total recorded but in the slope of the line - indicating the rate of increase in cases ideally it would be flat - indicating no new cases.
The RED line is the number of confirmed cases in Oldham.
The BLUE Line is the number for Manchester which has double the population of Oldham.
Graph starts 2 April and is updated daily or as soon as figures become available.
A total of 21,622 cases of the Covid-19 virus have been confirmed in Oldham since April 2nd . While most will have run their course and no longer be active, we are still suffering several hundred active cases each week.
Prior to the 2nd July the daily increase in recorded cases in Oldham had been fairly steady in single figures for 37 days - although should noted that at that time testing was not being conducted as extensively as it is now. At times, intensive testing days or weekends have been held - which can be seen as sharp increases over one or two days, such as those at the beginning of July and October.
Sources NHS & Public Health England, ONS & BBC
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