Arun has one of the lowest Covid-19 death rates in the UK, figures show

Arun has one of the lowest death rates of Covid-19 in the country, new data has revealed.

Monday, 4th May 2020, 3:19 pm
Updated Monday, 4th May 2020, 4:35 pm

Accordiing to the Office for National Statistics, Arun recorded 20 deaths from coronavirus between March 1 and April 17: a death rate of 8.5 per 100,000 residents.

It had the 22nd lowest death rate out of 390 local authorities, putting it in the top six per cent nationally.

In Sussex, Hastings recorded six Covid-19 deaths and Adur nine.

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Nationally, the areas that performed worst were London boroughs.

Nick Stripe, head of Health Analysis for the Office for National Statistics, 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 4 in 10 deaths since the start of March.

"In contrast, the region with the lowest proportion of COVID-19 deaths was the South West, which saw just over 1 in 10 deaths involving coronavirus. 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.

“People living in more deprived areas have experienced COVID-19 mortality rates more than double those living in less deprived areas. General mortality rates are normally higher in more deprived areas, but so far COVID-19 appears to be taking them higher still.”

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