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Oldham on verge of lockdown after 1,106 breaches on the weekend

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
12th Aug 20 3:50 pm

Greater Manchester had more than 1,100 coronavirus breaches over the weekend and Oldham is on the verge of being placed into lockdown.

Oldham has the worst seven-day infection rate in England with 107.5 cases per 100,000 population, which has now surpassed Darwen and Backburn which have recorded 65.8 cases.

Leicester went into lockdown as they had recorded 658 new cases of coronavirus in the two weeks to 16 June, Oldham has now become far worse with more than double the rate of Leicester.

Figures have revealed that coronavirus in Oldham is “circulating in almost every area and across all age groups and ethnicities.”

There has been a “significant” rise in people who in their 20s and 30s including the Asian community. Council chiefs warned that a rise in household cluster are appearing, which demonstrates “household spread is a real issue.”

Greater Manchester Police received a whopping 1,106 reports of people breaking the newly imposed coronavirus restrictions over the weekend.

Greater Manchester Police said that there were 540 reports of house parties and indoor gathering with 48 licenced premises breaking coronavirus rules.

They confirmed that 11 fines were issued, with 10 people being arrested.

Greater Manchester Police said, “It is worth noting that recent spikes in Greater Manchester which lead to the additional restrictions were centred around house parties with 17 and 18-year olds.”

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