AN interactive map using government data has revealed the number of Covid deaths in North-East areas. 

The interactive map, by the Office for National Statistics, allows you to see the number of deaths registered from March to December 2020 where Covid was the main cause on the death certificate.

Tracking deaths across County Durham, Darlington, Teesside and Tyne and Wear since the pandemic began, the size of the circle on the map represents the number of deaths.

Neighbourhoods are broken down via Middle layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs), a system designed to improve the reporting of small areas with an average population of 7,200.

It reveals there have been 24 deaths in Chester-le-Street Town and Pelton Fell, six of which happened in December. 

Meanwhile, 20 people have died in Bishop Auckland North & Coundon Grande since the start of the pandemic, with nine deaths occurring in December.  

The Hummersknott area of Darlington has the highest number of Covid deaths in the borough with 23, four of which happened last month.

In Hartlepool, The Fens, Elwick & Hart has seen the most deaths, with 25 throughout the pandemic and seven in December. 

As local data is only available up to December, the numbers of deaths in the map will not reflect the latest trends meaning the impact on the England-wide lockdown will not be seen.

Patterns also do not reflect the most recent case numbers, as a death from the virus will be reported some time after a positive test. 

It comes has have been nearly 1,400 new coronavirus cases confirmed across the North-East and North Yorkshire, according to the latest statistics released yesterday, January 18.

Public Health England (PHE) said a further 599 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Monday, bringing the UK total to 89,860.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 105,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

PHE also said a total of 4,062,501 people in the UK have received the first dose of a vaccine.

Enter your postcode or interact with the map to see the number of deaths in your area: