A new official map has been created to let people see how deadly the coronavirus epidemic is in their neighborhood.
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has published the interactive map below.
You can enter your postal code and the tool will tell you the number of deaths in your area.
It should be noted that the data includes only registered deaths verified by the NSO, so at the time of publication, they were accurate until April 17.
This data includes where the coronavirus was mentioned on a death certificate. The ONS indicates that it has such deaths if “the coronavirus was the underlying cause” or “mentioned on the death certificate”.
The deaths announced in the daily figures will be added to the card in the coming weeks. Note that the point on the map is not where the death occurred, but simply marks the center point of the postal code area.
Enter your postal code below to see the figure in your neighborhood:
The map shows all deaths in England and Wales between March 1 and April 17, recorded until April 18, in which Covid-19 was involved.
A total of 90,232 deaths were recorded in England and Wales during this period; 20,283 of which were for Covid-19.
Adjusting the size and age structure of the population, there were 36.2 deaths involving Covid-19 per 100,000 people in England and Wales.
London had the highest age-standardized death rate with 85.7 deaths per 100,000, while in Burnley the figure was 32. Pendle’s death rate was 38, more than three times that of the 11 in Ribble Valley.
The postal code with the highest number of deaths in Burnley was Queensgate with six.
The next hardest hit were Habergham and Ightenhill as well as Rosehill and Burnley Wood, the two regions with five deaths.
No deaths have been recorded in Cliviger and Worsthorne or in Hapton and Lowerhouse.
Nick Stripe, head of health analysis, Office for National Statistics, said: “In mid-April, the region with the highest proportion of deaths involving Covid-19 was London, the virus being involved in more than 4 deaths out of 10 since the beginning of March.
“In contrast, the region with the lowest proportion of Covid-19 deaths was the Southwest, which recorded just over 1 in 10 deaths involving a coronavirus.
“The 11 local authorities with the highest death rates were all from London, Newham, Brent and Hackney with the highest death rates from Covid-19.
“People living in more disadvantaged areas experienced Covid-19 mortality rates more than double those living in less disadvantaged areas.
“General mortality rates are normally higher in the most disadvantaged areas, but so far Covid-19 appears to be increasing them further.”