New figures show the areas of Newcastle-under-Lyme worst affected by Covid-19


New figures reveal how many people have died with coronavirus in areas of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough.

As we reported on Tuesday, almost 120 people who usually lived in the borough have died with Covid-19 mentioned on their death certificate.

This morning the Office for National Statistics released a more detailed breakdown of the areas where those who have died normally lived.

The data is broken up into 16 ‘Middle Layer Super Output Areas’ – each with a population of between 5,000 and 7,200.

Bradwell has the highest number of deaths, with 19 – followed by Newcastle Town with 16 and Chesterton and Knutton with 14.

Madeley and Betley has the fewest – with just one recorded.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic 72 people from Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough who had Covid-19 on their death certificate have died in hospital – along with 41 in care homes, five at home and one at another ‘communal establishment’.

As of yesterday – Thursday June 11 – Public Health England said a total of 468 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough, although the actual number will be higher.

The confirmed number of recoveries in Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough is not available.

Areas of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough by number of deaths with Covid-19 by May 31 (from most to fewest) :

  • Bradwell: 19
  • Newcastle Town: 16
  • Chesterton and Knutton: 14
  • Newcastle West and Cross Heath: 11
  • Kidsgrove Central: 9
  • Audley and Bignall End: 8
  • Talke and Crackley: 8
  • Kidsgrove West (including areas of Talke): 6
  • Porthill: 6
  • Westlands and Seabridge: 6
  • Clayton and Langdale: 5
  • Kidsgrove East: 3
  • Loggerheads and Baldwins Gate: 3
  • Silverdale and Keele: 3
  • May Bank: 2
  • Madeley and Betley: 1

UK Overview:

Coronavirus mortality rates fell by more than half in all but two regions in England and Wales between April and May, figures show.

After increasing between March and April, age-standardised mortality rates fell in all regions by more than 50% except the North East and Yorkshire & The Humber, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

The greatest decrease was in London, where the mortality rate fell by 83.3%.

North-east England had the highest coronavirus mortality rate of all regions in England during May, the ONS figures show, while London recorded one of the lowest.

There were an estimated 33.1 deaths involving Covid-19 per 100,000 population in north-east England across the month, compared with 15.7 per 100,000 in London.

London had recorded the highest rate in both March and April, with rates of 27.8 deaths per 100,000 population and 94.1 deaths per 100,000 respectively.

South-west England had the lowest mortality rate overall during each of the last three months.

The figures are based on all deaths that occurred in March, April and May 2020 where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, and which had been registered by June 6.

Sarah Caul, head of mortality analysis at the ONS, said of the release on deaths by local area and deprivation: “Although London had some of the highest Covid-19 mortality rates in the country during March and April, it is now experiencing lower mortality rates compared with most areas.

“During May, the region with the highest age-adjusted Covid-19 mortality rate was the North East, where the rate was double that of London. The South West region continued to have the lowest mortality rate overall and during each of the last three months.

“Meanwhile, people living in more deprived areas have continued to experience Covid-19 mortality rates more than double those living in less deprived areas. General mortality rates are normally higher in more deprived areas, but Covid-19 appears to be increasing this effect.”

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The ONS figures show the area with the highest overall Covid-19 mortality rate in England and Wales for deaths that occurred between March 1 and May 31 was the London borough of Brent, with a rate of 210.9 deaths per 100,000 people, followed by four more London boroughs: Newham (196.8), Hackney (182.9), Harrow (178.0) and Haringey (177.9).

Outside London, the local authority area with the highest mortality rate across this period was Middlesbrough (169.2 deaths per 100,000), followed by Hertsmere (161.6), Salford (159.9), Watford (153.8) and Liverpool (144.5).

The local authority with the highest mortality rate involving Covid-19 in May was Preston (51.1 deaths per 100,000 people). This was followed by Hull (50.1), Northampton (47.2), Kettering (46.5) and Middlesbrough (46.4).

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When looking at gender, the ONS found the areas with the highest Covid-19 mortality rates for males from March 1 to May 31 were the London boroughs of Brent (287.9 deaths per 100,000 people), Newham (281.3) and Haringey (269.9). The highest outside London were Middlesbrough (194.9), Liverpool (190.6) and Hertsmere (190.5).

For females, Brent was again the highest (150.7 deaths per 100,000 people) followed by Middlesbrough (144.8), Hertsmere (137.9), Harrow (137.0) and Salford (134.3).





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