Coronavirus hotspots

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, cases were originally concentrated in London, the Midlands and the North West, according to official data.

But South Wales and parts of the North West and North East also have a high proportions of cases.

Map showing confirmed cases for each local authority area in the UK
Short presentational grey line

Who is being most affected and where?

People living in more deprived areas of England and Wales are more likely to die with coronavirus than those in more affluent places, figures from the ONS suggest.

ONS analysis shows there were 55 deaths for every 100,000 people in the poorest parts of England, compared with 25 in the wealthiest areas.

Most recorded coronavirus deaths have been among the elderly. Figures released by NHS England show more than half of deaths have been among people aged over 80.

Regional data suggests the daily numbers of deaths is declining fastest in London, but other parts of England and Wales are also now seeing a decline.

London and the Midlands have seen the highest death tolls. Northern Ireland and the south west of England have seen the smallest.

Table of high case rates from map and associated death rates

City    Cases per 10,000 pop Deaths per 100,000 pop  
 Newport (S Wales) 50.2 71.8
 Cardiff (S Wales) 50.4 70.3
 Middlesborough (N East) 44.5 98.9
 Salford (Manchester) 34.4 96.7
 Liverpool (N East) 30.5 90.5
 Cumbria (N West) 42.4 72.0
 Glasgow (Scotland) 29.4 76.9
 Harrow (London) 40.2 130.7
 Brent (London) 42.9 126.0
 United Kingdom (All) 33.4 48.2
Sendero Chris analysis from this BBC article source available to all

Accurate data for Northern Ireland unavailable from data source.

My analysis confirms the data from the map above, but highlights some staggering death rates from where there high numbers of cases per 10,000 population as shown on the map (blue/black areas) eg the two London boroughs of Harrow and Brent. Interestingly, the high case rates in South Wales where we are, do not translate into very high death rates, although are still much higher than UK average.

Click for full BBC article and data sources and graphs

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