Oldham has gone three weeks without a single fatality from Covid.

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show the most recent death which came within 28 days of a positive test for the virus came on April 12.

In the subsequent three weeks there have been no lives lost on this metric.

The data also shows that there were just six cases recorded in Oldham today.

Over the last week there have been 68 positive tests for the virus in the area, which is a welcome fall of 28.3 per cent.

Across the country as a whole cases are falling 13.2 per cent.

The daily total in Oldham has come down from 177 on January 4 this year, which came as the UK was heading into its third nationwide lockdown.

The cases reached their highest on November 2 when 409 positive tests were found.

The rate of Covid per 100,000 people in Oldham is now 35, compared to 22.6 for the whole country.

There were four deaths across the UK today and there have been 92 nationwide over the last week.

The figure is a drop of 37 per cent from the seven days before this.

The lack of any deaths in Oldham means the total number of people in the area who have lost their lives within 28 days of a positive test for the virus remains at 605.

There have been 708 deaths in the area which listed Covid as the cause on the death certificate.

The death rate is among the worst in the country.

In total 255.2 people per 100,000 have lost their lives to the virus in the town, compared to a figure of 199.3 for England and 190.9 for the whole of the UK.

Figures also show across the country 34,667,904 people have now been given a first dose of the vaccine while 15,630,007 have been given a second dose.