The Lancashire neighbourhoods untouched by coronavirus
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 13, 2020
As nearly 5,000 positive coronavirus cases are recorded in Lancashire and over 1,100 deaths in all settings, a new map shows which areas of the county have been badly hit by the virus – as well as the places left almost untouched by Covid-19.
Produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the interactive map gives a breakdown of which postcode area each case was registered to be living at the time of their death.
The data shows area by area deaths in the period March to May where coronavirus was mentioned on a death certificate as a cause.
This means the true figures are likely to be significantly higher today than the statistics show.
Read, Sabden and Chatburn in the Ribble Valley and Hapton and Lowerhouse in Burnley are the only areas in Lancashire showing no reported deaths, according to the ONS.
There are also more than a dozen neighbourhoods across the county with one death recorded.
To date, Birkdale in Southport, Longsands in Preston and Ormskirk Town and East are the neighbourhoods worst affected with nearly 20 deaths each.
There are also more than 20 areas where the death toll has hit double figures.
The new interactive map below shows the number of deaths in each postcode area.
You can type your postcode into the search bar or use the tools to scroll:
One more hospital death was reported in Lancashire the last 24 hours, according to the latest update from NHS England, bringing the county death toll to 936.
Another 202 people have died from coronavirus in the UK, bringing the nation’s official death toll to 41,481.
The latest figures from the department of health include deaths from all settings, including hospitals and care homes.
The number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 now stands at 292,950.
As of 9am 12 June, there have been 6,434,713 tests, 193,253 of which were carried out yesterday.
The number of people with Covid-19 in England continues to fall, the ONS figures show.
The number of average infections per day since the end of April has fallen from 5,600 new infections per day to 4,500, according to the latest figures.
This is a snapshot of the average number of infections recorded by ONS taken at weekly intervals.
And it suggests only about one in 1,700 people were infected between May 25 and June 7.
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