REVEALED: Northampton's hotspots where Covid-19 has claimed most lives

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Kingsley Park, Racecourse, Cliftonville and Rushmere are worst-hit areas

Official statistics have shown for the first time hotspots in Northampton neighbourhoods where people are suffering most at the hands of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Data released by the Office for National Statistics pinpointed 70 deaths among Borough residents between March 1 and April 17 which were linked to the coronavirus bug.

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Each victim is linked to one of 31 geographical areas, each with populations of around 7,000.

It is the most detailed picture of how Covid-19 has been affecting your neighbourhood so far.

This new breakdown shows where victims lived, their sex and the rate of deaths involving Covid-19 per 100,000 people.

In all, 297 people died the in Northampton Borough Council area during the same 18-day period so the 70 Covid-19 fatalities accounted for nearly a quarter of all deaths.

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Of those 70 deaths linked to coronavirus, 49 were men and 21 women.

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Across Northamptonshire, 205 deaths had been reported by April 18 of which 128 were male and 77 female.

In the Daventry District Council area. there were 23 deaths — 13 males and 10 women. And 22 deaths in South Northants with 14 men and eight women.

Among the worst-affected areas of Northampton was Kingsley Park and the Racecourse where eight residents died. Yet, no deaths were recorded in the neighbouring Semilong area.

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Cliftonville and Rushmere also saw eight deaths among its residents.

Six more victims came from Lodge Farm and five from the Thorplands and Round Spinney area. Boothville and Spinney Hill, Abington Vale and Billing all lost four residents each.

No deaths were recorded among residents in Blackthorn and Lings, Cotton End and Hardingstone, Upton and West Hunsbury and St Michael's Road.

Across the whole of Northampton, the rate of deaths involving coronavirus is slightly higher than the national average. There were 39.7 deaths linked to the bug per 100,000 people in the Borough, across England and Wales the figure is 36.2 deaths per 100,000.

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Villages around Northampton have also suffered. Harpole, Kislingbury and Bugbrooke saw four residents die, while one victim came from the Brixworth and Spratton area and another from the Walgrave and Moulton area.

These figures only count victims who died up to April 17 and whose deaths were registered by April 18.

Latest NHS numbers issued yesterday revealed 277 recorded deaths in Northamptonshire's two main hospitals as at 5pm on Friday. A further 42 died in the county's care homes between April 10 and April 24 according to ONS data released last week.

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