Oldham has registered Covid deaths in the last few days, despite the case total plummeting.

Data released by the Office for National Statistics shows that there was another death in the area today which came within 28 days of a positive test for the virus.

The weekly figure now stands at two, and recently the area had gone almost two weeks without any deaths.

Across the county deaths are dropping 32.5 per cent.

The fresh fatalities in Oldham come as there were just 13 positive tests today and there have been 130 over the last week, a fall of almost 50 per cent from the seven days before this.

The number of people per 100,000 in the town with the virus has fallen again and stands at 72, above the national figure of 37.3.

The latest deaths mean that there have been 600 deaths in the area which came within 28 days of a positive test for the virus.

There have been a total of 699 losses of life which listed the virus as the cause on the death certificate in Oldham.

The death rate means 253 people per 100,000 in the area have lost their life due to Covid, which is above the UK wide figure of 190.1.

The latest figures show across the country 31,807,124 people have now received their first dose of the vaccine and 6,091,905 have had their second dose.