Interactive coronavirus map shows death toll in different Chorley postcodes

An interactive map is allowing people to see how many coronavirus deaths there have been in their postcode.

Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 1:33 pm

Published by the Office for National Statistics, the map shows all deaths that occurred in England and Wales where Covid-19 was the underlying cause or mentioned on the death certificate as a contributory factor.

The maps show deaths which were reported between March 1 and April 17, registered up to April 18.

A total of 90,232 deaths were registered in England and Wales during that time, 20,283 of which involved Covid-19.

Nick Stripe, Head of Health Analysis, Office for National Statistics, said: “By mid-April, the region with the highest proportion of deaths involving Covid-19 was London, with the virus being involved in more than four in 10 deaths since the start of March.

"In contrast, the region with the lowest proportion of Covid-19 deaths was the South West, which saw just over one in 10 deaths involving coronavirus.

"The 11 local authorities with the highest mortality rates were all London boroughs, with Newham, Brent and Hackney suffering the highest rates of COVID-19 related deaths."

When adjusting for size and age structure of the population, there were 36.2 deaths involving Covid-19 per 100,000 people in England and Wales.

Chorley's age-standardised mortality rate was 37 deaths involving Covid-19 per 100,000.

London had the highest age-standardised mortality rate with 85.7 deaths per 100,000, while in the North West the figure was 42.5.

Lancashire's mortality rate was 26 deaths per 100,000, with Chorley's being 37.

The postcodes with the highest number of deaths in Chorley were Chorley Town and Chorley South with seven.

Adlington and Rivington also recorded six each.

No deaths were registered in Chorley South West, Chorley East, Croston or Mawdesley.

Nick Stripe added: "People living in more deprived areas have experienced Covid-19 mortality rates more than double those living in less deprived areas, according to the Office for National Statistics.

"General mortality rates are normally higher in more deprived areas, but so far COVID-19 appears to be taking them higher still."

The map can be accessed by clicking HERE.

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