More than 450 people from Cheshire East have now died with Covid-19 – according to the latest data.
New figures released this morning by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show 454 people who normally live in the Cheshire East Council area had died with the coronavirus by Friday May 29.
The statistics, which include all deaths up until May 29 and registered up to June 6, show 21 people from Cheshire East died with Covid-19 in the week up until that date – including 14 in hospital and seven in care homes
Since the outbreak of the pandemic 255 people from Cheshire East who had Covid-19 on their death certificate have died in hospital – along with 183 in care homes, 11 at home and five at hospices.
A total of 2,224 people from Cheshire East have died from all causes since the start of 2020 – meaning Covid-19 was registered as a cause in 20.41 per cent of deaths in the city so far this year.
As of yesterday – Monday June 8 – Public Health England said a total of 1,260 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Cheshire East, although the actual number will be higher.
The confirmed number of recoveries is not available at either a national or local authority level.
The number of excess deaths in the UK since the coronavirus outbreak began has passed 63,500.
Today’s figures from the Office for National Statistics, which show 57,961 excess deaths in England and Wales between March 21 and May 29 2020, follow figures last week showing the equivalent numbers for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The National Records of Scotland found there were 4,729 excess deaths in Scotland between March 23 and May 31, while the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency put the figure for Northern Ireland at 906 excess deaths between March 21 and May 29.
Together, this means the total number of excess deaths in the UK across this period now stands at 63,596.
All figures are based on death registrations.
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