AN interactive map created by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed the true scale of coronavirus deaths on a local level.
Using official data from where Covid-19 was listed as a cause of death, it found that the North West had double the rate of mortality in June compared to London.
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The data is a provisional count of deaths from March 1 and June 30.
It revealed that London had just one in 20 fatalities in June caused by the virus, compared to one in eight in the North West.
Just yesterday data from Public Health England revealed that eight of the ten worst hit areas were in the North West.
London was one of the areas that was hardest hit at the beginning of the pandemic, despite this several boroughs have high mortality rates.
Looking at the four month count as a whole and the data revealed that the London borough of Brent had the highest mortality rate.
The area had 216.6 deaths per 100,000 people.
The local area has been struggling since the pandemic and it’s local council recently announced that it would have to scrap £285,000 worth of savings due to the costs Covid-19 has accumulated.
The borough is home to Wembley stadium and officials in the area revealed that the borough would be missing out on £50,000 of revenue due to the fact that both the stadium and arena have been closed.
Brent was followed by four other London boroughs such as Newham in East London which had 216.6 deaths.
Nearby Hackney had 183.3 and Haringey had 185.1.
Harrow, which is also close to Brent saw 182.8.
Looking outside London and Middlesbrough had the highest mortality rate across the four month period with 178.0.
This is while Hertsmere had 166.7, Salford 166.2, Watford, 165.2 and Liverpool 150.4.
Looking at local neighbourhoods and Crabtree & Fit Vale in Sheffield has witnessed a large number of deaths due to the pandemic with 67 people having lost their lives.
This is while Bishop Auckland Central & West in County Durham witnessed 38 deaths.
Church End in Brent saw 36 and Nascot Wood in Watford saw 34 as did Cramlington Town & Beaconhill in Northumberland.
These figures cover the four months from March to June.
The stats also revealed the regions that had been hit hardest in June.
It revealed that the South West region had the lowest proportion of deaths in June with about 1 in 30 deaths involving the coronavirus.
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This is while it also found that the North West was home to the highest proportion of death.
In the North West one in eight deaths in June were down to Covid-19.
Sarah Caul, Head of Mortality Analysis for the ONS said: “Following the peak recorded in April, in June we have seen a large decrease in the proportion of deaths involving Covid-19 across all English regions and Wales.
“London experienced the largest decrease over the period from having more than 1 in 2 deaths in April which involved Covid-19 to only about 1 in 20 deaths in June that were related to the coronavirus.”
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