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Covid: Latest figures show number of deaths in city areas

Paston is the only area of Peterborough to have recorded no Covid-19 deaths between March and November, according to new statistics.
Bretton Park is still the worst affected area in Peterborough by Covid-19, but hasn't recorded any coronavirus deaths since July (Photo: Terry Harris)

New data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveals the number of deaths in Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) between March and November 2020.

MSOAs are geographic units designed to improve the reporting of small area statistics in England and Wales, with an average of 7,000 people per MSOA.

This MSOA data is based on address and so is not inflated by locations of hospitals. Care homes, as primary residences, would be a reason for higher statistics in an area.

Paston has had no Covid-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, with 51 total deaths for all reasons.

Bretton Park has the highest percentage of Covid-19 deaths, with 13 recorded between March and November out of a total of 59 deaths for all reasons. The majority of the coronavirus deaths occurred in April - and no Covid-related deaths have been recorded since July.

Of the twenty-three Peterborough MSOAs, ten (including the aforementioned Bretton Park) haven't recorded a Covid-19 related death since August. These include Walton, North Bretton, Longthorpe and Netherton, West Town and Woodston, Fletton, Orton Malbourne and Goldhay, Hargate and Orton Longueville, Hampton Vale and Yaxley.

Nine MSOA areas in Peterborough recorded at least one coronavirus death in November. Both the Werrington and Barnack, Wittering and Wansford areas recorded their first deaths of the pandemic during this month; Glinton, Northborough and Maxey recorded its second, with the first coming in March at the very beginning of the crisis.

To November 30, the number of deaths recorded at Peterborough City Hospital was 203.