Coronavirus claims lives of six people in Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell and nearby villages, new figures show

June 12 2020
Coronavirus claims lives of six people in Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell and nearby villages, new figures show

CORONAVIRUS has claimed the lives of six people in the Frome Valley area, 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 three people died in Frampton Cotterell, one in Winterbourne and two in the area that includes Iron Acton.

In Yate and Chipping Sodbury, 14 people died with the virus, while 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 the area, with all six of the fatalities in the Frome Valley area recorded by the ONS during that month.

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.”