Coronavirus has claimed lives of 14 Yate and Chipping Sodbury residents, new figures show

June 12 2020
Coronavirus has claimed lives of 14 Yate and Chipping Sodbury residents, new figures show

CORONAVIRUS has claimed the lives of 14 people in Yate and Chipping Sodbury, according to the latest official figures.

An in-depth breakdown from the Office for National Statistics, released today, shows deaths from every area in the country which involved COVID-19 in March, April and May.

The ONS has published an interactive online map dividing the country into small geographic areas, each with a population of around 7,500 people, and recording how many people in each area died with coronavirus.

It shows that seven people died in the area the ONS calls Yate Kingsgate – south of the town centre between Station Road, Kennedy Way and Rodford Way, including the roads off Sundridge Park, Scott Way, Westerleigh Road and St Briavels Drive.

Another four people died with COVID-19 in the Yate North area, which stretches from the town centre towards Brinsham Park.

No deaths from the virus were recorded among residents in the ONS’s Yate West area, which includes most of the homes between Station Road, Goose Green Way and the railway line, or Yate South, which includes roads off Shire Way and parts of Rodford Way.

A further five people died with coronavirus in the ONS’s Marshfield, Wick and Hawkesbury area, to the east of Chipping Sodbury, while six people died in Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell and the area from Charfield to Iron Acton combined.

In Thornbury 24 people lost their lives to the virus. Twelve of those people were residents at Beech House care home in the town. Another Thornbury care home, Grace Care Centre, also had a COVID-19 outbreak but neither the home’s operator nor the authorities have confirmed whether anyone died.

Eight people have died with the virus in the Alveston, Olveston and Oldbury area and there were a further three deaths in the Almondsbury, Pilning and Severn Beach area.

April was the deadliest month of the pandemic in most areas, with seven of the 10 deaths of Yate residents happening during that month, but in Chipping Sodbury three of the four fatalities happened in May.

ONS figures released earlier in the week found that, across the whole of South Gloucestershire, 160 people had died with COVID-19 in the year to May 29.

In Bristol the total was 230.

Office for National Statistics Head of Mortality Analysis Sarah Caul said the South West “continued to have the lowest mortality rate overall and during each of the last three months”.

She added: “People living in more deprived areas have continued to experience COVID-19 mortality rates more than double those living in less deprived areas. General mortality rates are normally higher in more deprived areas, but COVID-19 appears to be increasing this effect.”