New map shows coronavirus death toll in St George, Redfield and nearby areas
CORONAVIRUS has claimed the lives of more than 30 people in St George, Redfield and nearby neighbourhoods, according to the latest official figures.
An in-depth breakdown from the Office for National Statistics, released yesterday, 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. The ONS areas do not always exactly match council wards or recognised neighbourhoods, so the Voice has looked at six areas which include St George, Redfield, Whitehall and Speedwell addresses.
Over the three-month period, the ONS map shows that four people died with COVID-19 in the area the ONS calls St George, which stretches from Speedwell Road in the north to Summerhill Road in the south, and from Clouds Hill Avenue/Glebe Road in the west to Rodney road and Queen Street in the east.
Another nine died in the ONS’s Redfield area, which includes roads on either side of Church Road from Russell Town Avenue to Clouds Hill Avenue/Glebe Road, from Vicarage Road, Westminster Road and Whitehall Road to Feeder Road and Blackswarth Road.
Six people died in the area the ONS calls Speedwell, which includes roads off Whitefield Road, Brook Road and Lodge Causeway.
In the Eastville area on the map, which includes roads leading off Gordon Road and Rose Green Road, as well as the area around Fishponds Road west of the Lodge Causeway junction, five deaths were attributed to COVID-19.
Another five coronavirus deaths were recorded in Two Mile Hill, which includes parts of Hillside Road and the Kingsway, and four in the ONS’s Crews Hole area, which includes some of the roads around Trooper’s Hill.
April was the deadliest month of the pandemic in most areas, with seven of the nine deaths of Redfield residents, two of the four St George, all five Two Mile Hill deaths and four of the six in Speedwell happening during that month.
ONS figures released earlier in the week found that, across the whole of Bristol, 230 people had died with COVID-19 in the year to May 29.
In South Gloucestershire the total was 160.
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.”
You can find the ONS map here.