The rate of Covid in Oldham is continuing to fall, even as other parts of Greater Manchester are troubled by the new Indian variation.

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows that there were seven cases in the town today.

Over the last week there have been 59 cases, which is a fall of 4.8 per cent from the seven days before this.

In Bolton, where the new variant is believed to be active, cases are rising by 143 per cent and there were 189 cases today.

The rate of Covid per 100,000 people in Oldham has fallen to 25.7.

Across the UK this figure stands at 21.9, however in Bolton is stands at 164.5.

There were no deaths in Oldham today which came within 28 days of a positive test for the virus.

The town has had just once death over the last month.

Over the whole country cases are rising by 12.4 per cent and there were 11 deaths recorded today.

There have been 68 fatalities over the last week, a fall of 16 per cent.

The latest data also shows there have now been 35,906,671 first doses of the vaccine given out and 18,890,969 second doses.