11th Aug, 2020

City COVID-19 hotspots revealed in new figures

Rob George 27th Jul, 2020

LOWER Wick and the Bromwich Road area and Lyppard Grange were the worst hit areas in Worcester from Coronavirus, according to the latest figures revealed in an interactive map by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

A total of 15 deaths were recorded in Lower Wick and the Bromwich Road area and 10 in Lyppard Grange between March and June during the pandemic, almost half of the total 64 deaths in the city where COVID-19 was on the death certificate according to the ONS.

Battenhall and Diglis saw six deaths while five were recorded in both King George’s Fields and Henwick. St Peter’s record four deaths while three deaths from COVID-19 were recorded in Northwick, Ronkswood and Nunnery Wood, Warndon West, Barbourne and Rainbow Hill.

The majority of people died in April, but coronavirus as a cause of death still lingered into May and June. Over half the deaths in Lower Wick and Bromwich Road were recorded in May alone but just three deaths were recorded in the city in June – in Northwick, Lyppard Grange and St Peter’s.

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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