Oldham had 58 cases per 100,000 persons for the week ending Apr-10
Manchester had 52
The national average for the period was 18
On 12th April we left a National Lockdown, with non-essential shops, hairdressers and Pubs, Restaurants now open for outside dining, with other restrictions to be phased out over April-July if things go well.
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. After a bump following the xmas-new year we can see reduction in cases, both due to the lockdown and as the effect of vaccination kicks in towards the end of February.
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.
Since April 2020 Oldham has recorded a total of 22,932 cases of the Covid-19 virus.
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 ►