21st Sep, 2020

Latest ONS figures show Bromsgrove is the worst in Worcestershire for Covid-19 deaths

Ross Crawford 27th Jul, 2020 Updated: 27th Jul, 2020

THE LATEST Coronavirus figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show Bromsgrove was the worst place in Worcestershire for the number of deaths.

Between March and May there were 72 fatalities in Bromsgrove where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

That increases to 95 when the district is included with eight in Alvechurch and 15 in Wythall.

The breakdown of Bromsgrove deaths was 32 – central, six in Charford, one in Finstall, one in Stoney Hill, eight in Sidmoor, ten in Marlbrook and 14 in Catshill.

Worcester city is also counting the cost, with 62 deaths, and Redditch with 59.

Malvern has seen 33 deaths and Droitwich 19.

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

The Trust has confirmed 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 to 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.

Click here to see the Office of National Statistics’ interactive Covid-19 figures map.

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

On May 21 we revealed more than 440 patients treated at Worcestershire’s hospitals, who had been suffering from coronavirus, had successfully returned home.

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