No deaths from coronavirus for a week in South Gloucestershire, latest figures show

July 10 2020
No deaths from coronavirus for a week in South Gloucestershire, latest figures show

NO South Gloucestershire residents died with coronavirus in the latest official weekly figures.

It is the first time since March that the Office for National Statistics has reported a week with no deaths from COVID-19 among people in the district.

The ONS figures cover deaths occurring during the week ending June 26 and registered up until last Saturday and show that none of the 40 deaths registered had the virus listed as a cause.

There had been one COVID-19 death in the previous week.

More recent figures for deaths in care homes believed to have involved the virus and notified to regulator the Care Quality Commission show that none were reported in South Gloucestershire during the week to July 3.

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