The rate of Covid in Oldham has continued to fall.

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics show that there were 17 cases recorded in the area today, and over the last week there have been 90 positive tests found.

The rate is a fall of 15.1 per cent compared to the week before this.

Across the UK cases are falling at a slower rate of 8.6 per cent.

The rate of Covid per 100,000 people in Oldham stands at 39.2, which is still slightly above the national figure of 24.5.

For much of this year the rate in the town has been double the UK figure.

The data also shows that there were no deaths in Oldham today which came within 28 days of a positive test for the virus.

The most recent fatality came on April 12.

There were 22 deaths across the UK today, and over the last week there have been 157.

The weekly total has risen by one.

The latest data also shows 34,094,048 people across the country have received their first dose of the vaccine, and a total of 14,043,961 have now had their second dose.

A total of 28,545,198 first doses and 11,749,387 second doses have come in England.