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'We'll be in lockdown come winter': On the streets of the area with the highest Covid rate in Greater Manchester - by far

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Don't miss a thing by signing up to the MyOldham newsletter here A picturesque pocket of Oldham where residents' hearts belong to Yorkshire is now the hardest-hit community in Greater Manchester for coronavirus.

The Saddleworth villages of Springhead and Grasscroft recorded an infection rate of 1459.4 per 100 people, according to the latest hyperlocal data.

The community, which also includes Grotton and Lydgate, had seen the coronavirus 'suppressed' as recently as late May - meaning there had been fewer than three Covid cases in a week. READ MORE: How ordinary people across the region have worked to cook over 100,000 meals over lockdown But official figures show 88 cases during the week to July 15 - 38 more cases than in the previous

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