Covid-19 deaths fall

July 30 2020

TWO deaths from coronavirus among South Gloucestershire residents had been reported over a four-week period as the Voice went to print.

For the first time since March, the Office for National Statistics reported no deaths with Covid-19 among people in the district during two weeks, those ending on June 26 and July 3.

During the week to July 10, the most recent week for which figures for the district are available, one South Gloucestershire resident was reported to have died from the virus, in hospital. There was also one Covid-19 death in the week ending on June 19.

Figures for Covid-19 deaths in care homes notified to regulator the Care Quality Commission showed that none had been reported in South Gloucestershire in the four weeks leading up to July 17.

The first three registered deaths of South Gloucestershire residents involving coronavirus happened in the week ending March 27 – the same week lockdown measures were introduced in England.

In the following week the numbers increased to 16, before peaking at 35 during the week ending on April 10.

The following three weeks each saw between 21 and 22 Covid-19 deaths, before numbers started to decline.

In total, 169 South Gloucestershire residents have died with the virus: 81 in hospital, 80 in care homes and eight in their own homes.

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in South Gloucestershire was 750 as the Voice went to print, an infection rate of 265.4 per 100,000.