Three more people who normally lived in Stafford Borough have died with Covid-19 – according to the latest weekly figures from the Office for National Statistics this morning (Tuesday June 30).
A total of 115 people from the area have died with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic as of the week ending June 19.
Since the start of the pandemic 75 people who usually lived in the Stafford Borough have died with coronavirus in hospital – along with 38 in care homes, one at home and one at a hospice.
The Office for National Statistics figures include all deaths where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.
In total 749 people who usually lived in Stafford Borough have died of all causes since the start of 2020 – meaning Covid-19 has been registered as a cause of death in 15.35 per cent of all deaths in the district since the start of the year.
As of yesterday – Monday June 29 – Public Health England said a total of 331 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Stafford Borough since the start of the outbreak, although the number of unconfirmed cases will be higher.
Hundreds of people have recovered from coronavirus at hospitals in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire but precise numbers for local authority areas are not available.
The number of excess deaths in the UK since the coronavirus outbreak began is just above 65,000, which is broadly unchanged from one week ago.
Tuesday’s figures from the ONS, which show 59,187 deaths above the five-year average in England and Wales between March 21 and June 19, follow figures last week showing the equivalent numbers for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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The National Records of Scotland found there were 4,917 excess deaths in Scotland between March 16 and June 21, while the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency put the figure for Northern Ireland at 975 excess deaths between March 28 and June 19.
Together, this means the total number of excess deaths in the UK across this period stands at 65,079.
There were a total of 9,339 deaths registered in England and Wales in the week to June 19, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 65 fewer than the five-year average of 9,404.
This was the first time the number of weekly deaths was below the five-year average since the week ending March 13.
The number of deaths in care homes and hospitals in the week to June 19 was also below the five-year average (49 and 782 deaths lower respectively), while the number of deaths in private homes was 827 higher than the five-year average.
Of those deaths registered in the week to June 19, 783 mentioned “novel coronavirus (Covid-19)” – the lowest number of deaths involving Covid-19 since the week ending March 27.