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Covid-19 Update Jan25

New cases of covid per day in oldham

Oldham had 252 cases per 100,000 persons for the week ending Jan20, Manchester had 368.
The national average for the period was 355

We are currently in a National Lockdown, possibly until March
Previous lockdowns
 were imposed due to the dramatic increase in cases occuring across the country for example during Oct-Nov last year 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 direction of the line, which ideally would be flat - indicating no new cases.
Graph of confirmed cases in Oldham and Manchester bsince April 2nd.

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 19,471 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 hundreds of 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

The latest advice from Public Health England and the NHS regarding the COVID-19 outbreak can be found here: Current NHS Advice ►

No coming soon for now...

No coming soon for now, as the whole world's near future events have been cancelled or postponed due to the Covid-19 virus.

Oldham Festival of Light

Each Year Oldham Interfaith Forum shares and celebrates four faith festivals The Christian festival of Christmas, the Judiac festival of Channukah, the Muslim festival of Mawlid-an-Nabi and Deepawali (Divali) celebrated by Hindsu, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists.

The colourful event features presentations and performances by the different faiths participating which started with the lighting of candles representing the four festivals. This year activities included Indian Dance, an African Choir, Carol music from a Brass Band and an Interfaith Quiz.

more information and pictures at oldhaminterfaith.org.uk

My Three Angels - Lyceum Theatre

My Three Angels - by Sam & Bella Spewack & Albert Husson

20-30th November 2019

It is Christmas Eve in the tropics and Felix Dulay, a hopeless storekeeper, is fearfully awaiting the cruel shop owner.

In a twist of fate, only allowable around Christmas, three convicts with a desire to do good, drop in (literally) from above and find touching, funny and inventive ways to save the family and restore justice in time for Christmas Day.

link to Oldham Lyceum Theatre

link to 2019-2020 season listing

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