Interactive coronavirus map shows death toll in different Burnley postcodes

An interactive map is allowing members of the public to see how many coronavirus deaths there have been in their postcode.

The map has been published by the Office for National Statistics
The map has been published by the Office for National Statistics

The map – which can be found here – has been published by the Office for National Statistics and shows all deaths that occurred in England and Wales between March 1st and April 17th, registered up to April 18th, where Covid-19 was involved.

A total of 90,232 deaths were registered in England and Wales during that time; 20,283 of which involved Covid-19.

When adjusting for size and age structure of the population, there were 36.2 deaths involving Covid-19 per 100,000 people in England and Wales.

London had the highest age-standardised mortality rate with 85.7 deaths per 100,000, while in Burnley the figure was 32. Pendle's mortality rate was 38, more than three times that of the the Ribble Valley's 11.

The postcode with the highest number of deaths in Burnley was Queensgate with six. The next hardest hit were Habergham and Ightenhill along with Rosehill and Burnley Wood, both areas recording five deaths.

There were no deaths registered in Cliviger and Worsthorne or Hapton and Lowerhouse.

Nick Stripe, head of health analysis, Office for National Statistics, 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. The 11 local authorities with the highest mortality rates were all London boroughs, with Newham, Brent and Hackney suffering the highest rates of Covid-19 related deaths.

“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.”