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London’s coronavirus mortality rate ‘more than double’ in deprived areas

by LLB Politics Reporter
1st May 20 12:48 pm

New figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the death rate across London per 100,000 is almost double in the UK.

The ONS reported the 11 hardest hit areas across the whole of the UK were in London according to the analyses.

Newham in London was hit the hardest with a mortality rate with 144.3 deaths per 100,000, whilst London have now had over 5,000 deaths in the capital.

Nick Stripe, head of health analysis and life events at the ONS said, “By mid-April, the region with the highest proportion of deaths involving Covid-19 was London, with the virus being involved in more than four in 10 deaths since the start of March.

“The 11 local authorities with the highest mortality rates were all London boroughs, with Newham, Brent and Hackney suffering the highest rates of Covid-19-related deaths.”

Brent had 141.5 deaths per 100,000 whilst Hackney in East London had 127.4 deaths per 100,000.

“People living in more deprived areas have experienced Covid-19 mortality rates more than double those living in less deprived areas,” said Stripe.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said, “Coronavirus is not the great-leveller. It is hitting people from minority ethnicities and more deprived communities more than anywhere else.”

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at Downing Street briefing, he is set to reveal a “road map, a menu of options” next week to end the UK lockdown.

The government’s road map includes a range of options to get the economy kick started with children going back to school and “how we can travel to work.”

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