Coronavirus has claimed lives of 27 people in Fishponds, Eastville, Stapleton and nearby neighbourhoods

June 13 2020
Coronavirus has claimed lives of 27 people in Fishponds, Eastville, Stapleton and nearby neighbourhoods

CORONAVIRUS has claimed the lives of 27 people in Fishponds, Eastville, Stapleton and nearby neighbourhoods, according to the latest official figures.

An in-depth breakdown from the Office for National Statistics, released yesterday, shows deaths from every area in the country which involved COVID-19 in March, April and May.

The ONS has published an interactive online map dividing the country into small geographic areas, each with a population of around 7,500 people, and recording how many people in each area died with coronavirus.

The highest number confirmed COVID-19 deaths in a single area was 10 in Stapleton, which on the ONS map includes parts of Grove Road and Everest Road, as well as roads off Blackberry Hill.

Six 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, five deaths were attributed to COVID-19.

Six people died with the virus in the area the ONS calls Speedwell, which includes roads off Lodge Causeway, Whitefield Road and Brook Road.

There were no recorded deaths from COVID-19 in the ONS’s Fishponds South area, which includes most of Hillfields and some roads south of Staple Hill Road.

In the neighbouring areas of Lower Easton and Redfield there were 12 deaths, while across the boundary in South Gloucestershire there were 11 deaths in Downend, 11 in Staple Hill and six in the area the ONS calls Frenchay and Great Stoke.

April was the deadliest month of the pandemic in most areas, with five of the six deaths of Fishponds North residents, seven of the 10 in Stapleton, two of the five in Eastville and four of the six in Speedwell happening during that month.

ONS figures released earlier in the week found that, across the whole of Bristol, 230 people had died with COVID-19 in the year to May 29.

In South Gloucestershire the total was 160.

Office for National Statistics Head of Mortality Analysis Sarah Caul said the South West “continued to have the lowest mortality rate overall and during each of the last three months”.

She added: “People living in more deprived areas have continued to experience COVID-19 mortality rates more than double those living in less deprived areas. General mortality rates are normally higher in more deprived areas, but COVID-19 appears to be increasing this effect.”

You can view the ONS map here.