Sobering tool shows you how many Covid-19 deaths there have been in your neighbourhood

Friday, 1st May 2020, 2:14 pm
Updated Friday, 1st May 2020, 10:23 pm

For the first time, you can find out how many people have lost their lives to the coronavirus in your neighbourhood.

The sobering interactive map has been created by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

It breaks England and Wales down into more than 7,000 neighbourhoods of about 7,000 residents each.

Five out of every six of these areas had seen someone die after contracting Covid-19 by April 17, the figures show.

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can affect lungs and airways (Photo: Shutterstock)

The worst affected neighbourhood, in Brent, north-west London, had seen 28 people die.

To look up your own area, enter your postcode into the box.

Poorer areas have been particularly badly hit by the pandemic, the ONS data shows.

People living in the most deprived areas of England are more than twice as likely to die of Covid-19 as those living in the least deprived areas.

Nick Stripe, Head of Health Analysis at the ONS, said: “People living in more deprived areas have experienced Covid-19 mortality rates more than double those living in less deprived areas.

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

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The number of people who have died after testing positive for Covid-19 across the UK currently stands at 26,771.

This includes deaths both in hospitals and the community.

But as not everyone is tested, the true number of deaths is thought to be far higher.