23rd Sep, 2020

COVID-19 death figures reveal worst hit Vale areas

Rob George 27th Jul, 2020 Updated: 27th Jul, 2020

THE EAST of Evesham and Wick, Elmley and Fladbury were the worst hit areas in the Vale from Coronavirus, according to the latest figures revealed in an interactive map by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Both areas recorded 12 deaths between March and June during the pandemic, nearly a third of the total 82 deaths where COVID-19 was on the death certificate according to the ONS.

In the centre of Evesham there were a total of 40 deaths – in comparison the centre of Pershore saw just three deaths.

Surrounding villages such as Honeybourne and Littleton and Wickhamford and Sedgeberrow saw two and six deaths but Harvington, Offenham and Badsey recorded nine deaths.

The majority of people died in April, but coronavirus as a cause of death still lingered into May and June.

The last death due to coronavirus recorded by Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, was on July 14.

The Trust has confirmed that since the pandemic broke 275 patients who were being cared for in its hospitals, and had tested positive for COVID-19, had died.

The patients whose deaths were announced so far were aged between 41 and 100.

Meanwhile the ONS estimates that in the July 13-19, one in 2,000 people within the community (which excludes those in hospitals, care homes or other institutional settings) had Covid-19. This equates to an estimated 27,700 people.

Following the peak recorded in April 2020, in June 2020 there has been a large decrease in the proportion of deaths involving coronavirus across all English regions and Wales.

The map detailing the impact of coronavirus can be accessed by at shorturl.at/ijnE3.

The map will next be updated in early September to include deaths occurring in July 2020.

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