This is the first time the seven-day total in the borough has exceeded 200 since April 14 – which was the peak of the pandemic.
The infection rate there, 87.7 in the week ending August 7, is still the highest in all of Greater Manchester and it’s increasing day by day.
Just four days ago in April, the infection rate was higher in Oldham than it was on August 7.
Oldham now has the second highest rate in England, just below Pendle where the rate fell from 44.5 in seven days on July 31 to 96.6 in seven days on August 7.
A total of 89 new cases were recorded at Pendle during this period.
Blackburn with Darwen is third, where the rate rose slightly from 78.8 to 80.2, with 120 new cases.
Meanwhile, Leicester also saw a slight uptick, from 54.2 to 58.2, with 206 new cases.
Here in Greater Manchester, cases continue to rise in Tameside, Bolton, Rochdale and Bury.
Manchester is now on a downtrend, with cases dropping 10% week-on-week.
Trafford is also still on a downtrend.
The PHE figures, for the seven days leading up to August 7, are based on testing done in laboratories (pillar 1 of the government’s testing program) and in the wider community (pillar 2).
It is this data that the government uses to determine whether to put a region on local lockdown – and the data would also be used to decide whether local restrictions should be lifted.
The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
– These charts are based on data published by Public Health England and can be accessed through this link.
– The government uses this data to determine whether to put an area on local lockdown. It would also be used to decide whether local restrictions should be lifted.
– The number of people tested increases, which will lead to an increase in the number of positive tests. However, there is no publicly available data on the number of tests performed in all areas, so it is not possible to compare them.
– Government uses cases for 100,000 rates to decide on local lockdowns
Death rates are falling and no deaths have been recorded at any hospital in Greater Manchester for three consecutive days over the weekend.
In addition, the number of people tested is increasing, which will lead to an increase in the number of positive tests. However, there is no publicly available data on the number of tests performed in all areas, so it is not possible to compare these
The number of new cases recorded during the seven days preceding August 7 in each arrondissement was:
Oldham – 208
Rochdale – 88
Tameside – 82
Manchester – 180
Bolton – 81
Salford – 70
Bury – 49
Trafford – 50
Wigan – 26 years old