Coronavirus cases MAPPED: Areas with the WORST COVID-19 rates – Boris issued stern warning

Coronavirus cases MAPPED: Areas with the WORST COVID-19 rates – Boris issued stern warning

Mr Rotheram echoed this on Twitter in June writing the rise of the R rate for the North West was a “worrying development” and “a warning sign that must be taken seriously”.

Another set of data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows the death rate from coronavirus in the North West was triple the mortality rate of London in June.

The map shows in London throughout June one in 20 fatalities in the capital were caused by COVID-19, however, in the North West as many as one in eight deaths were caused by the virus.

Sarah Caul, head of mortality analysis at the Office for National Statistics, said: “Following the peak recorded in April, in June we have seen a large decrease in the proportion of deaths involving COVID-19 across all English regions and Wales.

“London experienced the largest decrease over the period from having more than one in two deaths in April which involved COVID-19 to only about one in 20 deaths in June that were related to the coronavirus.

Published at Fri, 24 Jul 2020 13:21:00 +0000