Posted: 24.07.20 at 21:36 by Nick Hudson
A TOTAL of 83 people have died from Covid-19 across Atherstone and North Warwickshire between March and June of this year, according to new figures out today.
The latest official data where the virus was listed as the cause of death has been released by the Office for National Statistics.
It shows in four of the seven areas of the borough the mortality rates is not falling compared to May’s totals.
An additional 11 deaths were recorded in June across Atherstone and district – slightly down on the 13 reported the previous month.
In Atherstone and Mancetter the numbers of deaths more than doubled between March and April.
In line with the national figure, April was the worst month – with 52 deaths in the whole borough representing nearly three quarters of recorded fatalities in the three-month timeframe.
The figures come as the borough is heading towards the 350 barrier for Covid-19 cases – at 340 – as one of the highest rates per 100,000 population of any of its neighbouring authorities.
Death rates across North Warwickshire peaked in April, reaching 72.9 per 100,000 people then dropping to 18.4 per 100,000 in May.
Figures for Atherstone and Mancetter mirrored that trend, recording four deaths in March, jumping to nine in April and falling dramatically to record one fatality in both May and last month – a total of 15.
One more person died from Covid-19 last month in Baddesley, Baxterley, Grendon, Hartshill and Ansley, bringing the area’s total to 12 with one recorded in March, a spike of nine in April and one in May.
Wood End, Dordon and Hurley saw a huge spike in fatalities last month – their total rising nearly 50 per cent in one leap. The area has now reported 10 deaths overall – none in March, five in April, two in May and three last month.
Coleshill and Water Orton have recorded the highest number of deaths – 19 in total – going from two in March to 13 the following month when fatalities peaked across the UK, back down to three in May and one last month.
Kingsbury and Curdworth have recorded 10 in total, with none in March and then a spike to seven in April, one in May – rising to two fatalities last month.
The death tally for New Arley and Fillongley has risen to 11 with no reported fatalities in March, eight in April, two in May and one in June.
Polesworth, Warton and Austrey have the lowest figures recorded in the borough – despite two people falling victim to the virus last month.
Nothing was reported in March, one in April and three in May – with June’s fatalities making six in all.
The map, which requires users to enter their postcode, is careful not to reveal actual locations of the fatalities.
This time last month Nub News revealed eight people had died in Atherstone.
Atherstone and North Warwickshire have now reported 340 Covid-19 cases – at the second highest rate per 100,000 population of any of its neighbouring Midland authorities including Birmingham
Its rate is 524.3 per 100,000 compared with Nuneaton and Bedworth’s 867 cases at 672.6 per 100,000, Solihull’s 915 cases at 425.8 per 100,000, Birmingham’s 5,092 cases testing positive at 446.1 per 100,000 and Coventry’s 1,370 cases at 373.5 per 100,000.
Warwickshire’s total of confirmed cases stands at 2,541 with a rate per 100,000 of 445.0.
The UK total today is 297,914 (up 770 from the previous 24 hours) with our grim death toll standing at 45,677.
The 24-hour fatality total increased by 123 people across the UK.
This time last month the number of global cases had topped the seven million mark at 7,199,554 with the death tally is 408,737.
Today those figures are 15,798,458 and 639,184 respectively.
More than half of those who have tested positive have now recovered (9,627,323).
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