New map shows hundreds of British cities and towns spared coronavirus


Hundreds of cities and towns in the UK have yet to experience a single death from coronavirus, according to new postcode data.

A map published by the Office for National Statistics suggests that most of the deaths associated with Covid-19 occurred in densely populated cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester, and along the transport routes connecting them.

However, the most remote areas seem to have been spared the worst of the highly infectious virus.

Data from the NSO suggests that large parts of Wales and south-west and east of England have not been affected by the deadly virus.

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London has been particularly affected by the disease, as these clusters show

The map – which covers only England and Wales – analyzes 20,283 Covid-19-related deaths recorded between March 1 and April 17.

In Cornwall alone, there are 24 cities that have not lost a single life.

In Suffolk, at least 23 local authorities have not recorded any deaths linked to the pandemic, and another 21 in Norfolk.

The same is true for nine towns and villages in County Conwy in Wales, seven in Pembrokeshire, five in Gwynedd and five others in Ceredigion.

Although London has been a hot spot for the virus, three areas have not been affected

Although London is a special hotspot for the virus – responsible for more than half of the nation’s deaths – the capital has three areas that have yet to succumb.

Lambeth North, Borough and Southwark Street or North Acton have not yet had a single death.

This comes after separate figures revealed that a shocking North-South divide opened during the coronavirus crisis – residents of communities in the North and Midlands are at higher risk of contracting the deadly virus.

People in the poorest areas are twice as likely to die from the virus as people in wealthy regions of the country, experts say.

New research shows that Middlesbrough and Walsall have the highest infection rates in the country – with Wolverhampton, Gateshead and St Helens also among the places where the disease has spread widely.

Figures released by the Center for Progressive Policy this week show that of the 20 locations with the highest infection rates, only one – Luton – is in the south.

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This is supported by separate data released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), which show that Covid-19 death rates are more than double in the poorest areas.

Figures show that the number of deaths in less-favored areas is 55.1 per 100,000 in England, compared to 25.3 in wealthier areas.

Sandwell, Knowsley, Blackpool and Sunderland are also among the 10 regions with the highest number of infections per 100,000 population.


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