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1 May 2020updated 04 Sep 2021 12:56pm

These are the neighbourhoods hit hardest by Covid-19

By Michael Goodier

A neighbourhood in Brent, London, has seen the highest number of Covid-19 fatalities in the UK.

The Church End area, which is among the 20 per cent most deprived areas in England, saw 28 people die with Covid-19 mentioned on their death certificate between 1 March and 17 April, more than anywhere else in the country.

New figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) break down the number of known deaths from Covid-19, and the number of all deaths, by “middle super output area”. These are neighbourhoods of around 8,200 people each. 

Little Ilford West in Newham and Nascot Wood in Watford both saw 22 Covid-19 related deaths, the second most after Church End.

Thirteen of the 20 neighbourhoods with the most deaths related to the virus were in London, with the boroughs of Brent and Harrow both featuring twice.

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Outside London, neighbourhoods with high numbers of Covid-19 deaths include Aigburth & Grassendale in Liverpool (20 deaths), Crabtree & Fir Vale in Sheffield (18), Stanley South in Durham (18), Chester Road in Birmingham (38), Chellaston West & Shelton Lock in Derby (17), Canton in Cardiff (17), and Bushey Heath in Hertsmere (17).