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UK coronavirus map: The number of Covid-19 deaths by area




New data has confirmed the number of deaths from Covid-19 by neighbourhood.

Covering the period from March 1 to May 31, the information from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is searchable by postcode.

Rather than the locations of deaths, which would lead to peaks in areas with hospitals, the data shows where those who died from the coronavirus were from, as recorded on their death certificates.

Covid-19 deaths in Cambridge

In Cambridge, the data shows that the highest number of coronavirus deaths occurred in King’s Hedges, where there were 24 deaths across the three months, 21 of them in April.

There were 16 in East Chesterton, 12 in West Chesterton and nine in Arbury.

Romsey recorded five, with three each in Petersfield and Trumpington.

There were two coronavirus-related deaths each in Queen Edith’s, Coleridge and Cherry Hinton, one in East Barnwell and Abbey, and none in Eddington & Castle or in Central & West Cambridge.

In total, there were 79 deaths in the city during the three-month period in which the death certificate mentioned Covid-19.

The first was the death of an Arbury resident in March - the only Covid-19 death in the city that month. April brought 57 deaths, including that of Rufus Fox, the Mill Road artist, who died at 76 on April 3.

There were 21 Covid-19 deaths in May in Cambridge.

Covid-19 deaths in South Cambridgeshire

There were 55 coronavirus-related deaths among South Cambridgeshire residentsin the period - five in March, 38 in April and 12 in May.

Worst affected was Hardwick and Highfields, where there were 10 deaths, seven of them in April, with the the Histon, Impington and Orchard Park area recording five, as did the Little Shelford, Foxton and Haslingfield area, the Linton and Balsham area, and the Papworth, Caxton and Fen Drayton area. Four Covid-19 deaths were recorded in Sawston.

Among the areas recording no coronavirus-related deaths were Cottenham, Bar Hill and Boxworth, and Milton, Fen Ditton and Quy.

Covid-19 deaths in East Cambridgeshire

In East Cambridgeshire, there were 44 coronavirus-related deaths in the three months - one in March in North Ely, 32 in April and 11 in May.

The Swaffham and Bottisham area was by far the worst affected in the district, recording 18 of these deaths - 13 in April and five in May.

Little Downham and Sutton recorded seven and North Ely recorded six.

Isleham, Fordham and Chippenham recorded none.

Covid-19 deaths in Huntingdonshire

Covid-19 deaths in Fenland

Covid-19 deaths in Peterborough

The national trends

The proportion of deaths by region involving Covid-19 between March and May 2020. Source: ONS (36630330)
The proportion of deaths by region involving Covid-19 between March and May 2020. Source: ONS (36630330)

The data shows that deprived areas have experienced much worse mortality rates than those in less deprived areas.

In the most deprived areas, there were 128.3 coronavirus-related deaths per 100,000 population in the period - this was more than double the mortality rate in the least deprived areas, where there were 58.8 deaths involving Covid-19 per 100,000.

The date also showed that nine of the 10 local authorities with the highest age-standardised mortality rates for deaths involving Covid-19 over the period were London boroughs.

Sarah Caul, head of mortality analysis at the ONS, said: “Although London had some of the highest Covid-19 mortality rates in the country during March and April, it is now experiencing lower mortality rates compared with most areas.

“During May, the region with the highest age-adjusted Covid-19 mortality rate was the North East, where the rate was double that of London. The South West region continued to have the lowest mortality rate overall and during each of the last three months.

The age-standardised mortality rate of deaths involving Covid-19 by region involving Covid-19 between March and May 2020. Source: ONS (36630333)
The age-standardised mortality rate of deaths involving Covid-19 by region involving Covid-19 between March and May 2020. Source: ONS (36630333)

“Meanwhile, people living in more deprived areas have continued to experience Covid-19 mortality rates more than double those living in less deprived areas. General mortality rates are normally higher in more deprived areas, but Covid-19 appears to be increasing this effect.”

The data is broken down by the ONS into what are known as Middle Layer Super Output Areas, which on average have a population of about 7,200 each.

It builds on an earlier release of data that related to deaths recorded between March 1 and April 17, 2020.

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