The rate of Covid in Oldham is currently rising by more than 100 per cent week on week.

The latest data from Public Health England shows that there were 62 cases found in the town today.

There have been 356 found over the last week, which is a worrying rise of 104.6 per cent from the seven days before this.

The rate of Covid in Oldham is also double the national average.

102.9 per 100,000 people in the area have the virus, compared to 51.7 for the country as a whole.

Despite the rise in cases there has only been one death in Oldham in since May 12 which came within 28 days of a positive test for the virus.

There were seven fatalities across the UK today, and there have been 55 deaths in the last week which is a small rise of 1.9 per cent.

Figures also show that in Oldham 130,570 people have had their first dose of the vaccine.

The figure is 67.3 per cent of the adult population in the town.

This is below the national figure of 77.6 per cent.

In Oldham 91,764 people have had the second dose, which is 47.3 per cent of those eligible.

This figure is also below the national one of 54.8 per cent.