The 14 neighbourhoods out of 7,201 that haven’t recorded a single COVID death

·Senior news reporter, Yahoo News UK
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Just 14 areas in England and Wales have not recorded a single coronavirus death. (PA)
Fourteen areas in England and Wales have not recorded a single coronavirus death. (PA)

Just 14 out of 7,201 areas in England and Wales have not recorded a single coronavirus death, new data show.

Stark new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show only 0.19% of neighbourhoods went without a COVID-19 death between March last year and April this year.

Of the 14 areas, 13 are in England and one is in Wales. The full list of neighbourhoods can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

The data have emerged after the ONS analysed monthly deaths in each of the 7,201 neighbourhoods, which are officially known as "middle layer super output areas".

On the opposite end of the scale, the ONS data also highlighted how badly COVID has hit other areas in terms of excess deaths.

Excess deaths show the difference between the number of deaths registered in each monthly period and the same period in the past five-year average.

The data showed there were 200 neighbourhoods where the number of deaths was at least double what would normally have been expected between March and July last year.

Crabtree and Fir Vale, in Sheffield, had the largest excess of 167% in this time period with 123 deaths: 77 more than the average of 46.

The number of excess deaths in your area between March 2020 and April 2021 can also be viewed by following this link to the ONS data and entering your postcode under the heading "How excess deaths have changed each month where you live".

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The ONS has also said a total 155,133 deaths have now occurred in the UK where COVID was mentioned on the death certificate.

The highest number to occur on a single day was 1,484, on 19 January. During the first wave of the pandemic, the daily toll peaked at 1,461 deaths on 8 April last year.

The neighbourhoods which recorded zero COVID deaths between March 2020 and April 2021

  • Bristol City Centre – Bristol

  • Hartcliffe – Bristol

  • Llandudno Junction South and Llansanffraid Glan Conwy – Conwy

  • Mid Saltash – Cornwall

  • Torpoint – Cornwall

  • Dunkeswell, Upottery and Stockland – East Devon

  • Isles of Scilly – Isles of Scilly

  • Leeds City Centre – Leeds

  • Castlefield and Deansgate – Manchester

  • Barnstaple Sticklepath – North Devon

  • Weston Winterstoke – North Somerset

  • Tamerton Foliot – Plymouth

  • Eynsham and Stanton Harcourt – West Oxfordshire

  • Dunster, Dulverton and Exmoor – West Somerset

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