The National Covid Memorial Wall in Westminister. The number of Covid deaths in every Derbyshire area since 'Freedom Day' have been revealed in new figures.

The number of Covid deaths in every Derbyshire area since 'Freedom Day'

There have sadly been nearly 6,000 deaths in England since the country eased coronavirus restrictions on July 19 – and new figures reveal the situation in Derbyshire.

Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 2:37 pm

The latest UK Government figures show there have been 5,892 deaths in England since the country reopened on 19 July, a rate of 10.4 per 100,000 people.

But huge regional disparities exist, with the worst-affected area, Sunderland, recording 2.7 times as many deaths as the England average, as a proportion of the population.

IPPR research fellow, Dr Parth Patel said: “It isn’t right, and yet it is no surprise, that these figures show Covid-19 deaths have fallen disproportionately on the north of England.

“We know that differences in the conditions in which people live and work determine your risk of catching Covid-19. After over a decade of Westminster’s austerity that has disproportionately affected regions like the North, including by cutting their public health budgets."

A government spokesperson said:“Any death is a tragedy and we know COVID-19 had a disproportionate impact on certain groups which is why Public Health England carried out a rapid review to better understand the relationship between this virus and factors like ethnicity, obesity and deprivation.

“The phenomenal vaccine rollout has built a wall of defence across the country, with over 123,100 lives saved and more than 230,000 hospitalisations prevented."

Here is the situation in every district of Derbyshire, outside of Derby city:

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