These Preston neighbourhoods have been hit hardest by COVID-19
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 18, 2020
New official figures have shown the areas in Preston hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.
Neighbourhoods in Longsands were among the the places with the highest number of deaths from COVID-19, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
An interactive map has been published by the government showing the true scale of coronavirus deaths across the city from March to May.
The map shows how each postcode haw been impacted by the virus and reveals area by area where coronavirus was mentioned on death certificates as a cause.
There have been 19 deaths in the Longsands area of Preston, by far the worst area for the coronavirus-related tragedy across the borough.
Longsand’s death toll is followed by Ingol, where 12 people died.
But despite the widespread impacts, the data map also reveals areas where very few deaths were recorded.
The wards Plungington & University, Preston Town Centre and St George’s recorded two deaths each.
There was no area of Preston which hasn’t been untouched by Covid-19.
LancsLive has analysed the data for Preston’s postcodes to reveal the full extent of the deaths caused by coronavirus:
Longsands – 18
Ingol – 12
Ribbleton – 9
Fulwood – 9
Grimsargh & Goosnargh – 8
Brookfield & Holme Slack – 8
Ashton-on-Ribble & Larches – 7
Frenchwood & Fishwick – 7
Cadley & College – 7
St Matthew’s – 6
Haslam Park – 5
Moor Park – 5
Lea & Marina – 4
Broughton & Wychnor – 3
Plungington & University – 2
Preston Town Centre – 2
St George’s – 2
The point on the map doesn’t show the exact location of death, it signals the centre of the local area where it occurred.
To find the number of deaths in your neighbourhood, enter your postcode on the map here:
The size of the point increases according to the number of deaths.
Health officials say the ONS figures correspond with locations of care homes, where there has been a higher than average number of deaths connected to COVID-19.
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