Coronavirus claims 13 lives in Fishponds area, latest figures show

May 04 2020
Coronavirus claims 13 lives in Fishponds area, latest figures show

THIRTEEN people in Fishponds and the surrounding neighbourhoods have died after contracting coronavirus, according to the latest official figures.

The Office for National Statistics has published an interactive online map showing deaths from every area in the country which involved COVID-19 between March 1 and April 17.

The ONS map divides the country into small geographic areas, each with a population of around 7,500 people.

It shows that three people died with COVID-19 in the area the ONS calls Fishponds North, which includes Fishponds Road east of the Lodge Causeway junction, Oldbury Court and all roads off Manor Road.

In the Eastville area on the map, which includes the area around Fishponds Road west of the Lodge Causeway junction plus roads leading off Gordon Road and Rose Green Road, two deaths were attributed to COVID-19.

Five people died in the area the ONS calls Speedwell, which includes roads off Lodge Causeway, Whitefield Road and Brook Road, while in Stapleton, which includes roads off Blackberry Hill, there were three confirmed COVID-19 deaths.

The ONS’s Fishponds South area, which includes Hillfields and some roads south of Staple Hill Road, had no recorded COVID-19 deaths over the seven-week period.

In neighbouring areas, five deaths were recorded in Downend, five in Staple Hill, four in Frenchay and Great Stoke, which includes Stoke Park, three each in St George and Redfield and two each in Upper Easton and Two Mile Hill.

The ONS said that 20,283 of the 90,232 deaths in England and Wales between March 1 and April 17 involved COVID-19, equating to 36.2 deaths involving COVID-19 per 100,000 people.

ONS head of health analysis Nick Stripe 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 4 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 1 in 10 deaths involving coronavirus.

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.”

You can find the ONS map here.