The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released the latest data to indicate which areas of Greater Manchester have recorded the most and the least coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths.
The data has been projected onto an interactive map feature.
The tool allows members of the public to input their postcode in order to access the latest local information for their area and show how many deaths were recorded in each neighbourhood of Greater Manchester from March to June.
Thousands of lives have sadly been claimed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) across Greater Manchester, yet this new data reveals that certain areas of our region have escaped without any, or very few deaths.
According to this data, the lowest recorded COVID-related mortality rate appears to be in Manchester city centre. No deaths were recorded at all in Castlefield and Deansgate, University North and Whitworth Street, and the City Centre North and Collyhurst.
Just one death was recorded in Piccadilly and Ancoats in April.
Each of the above mentioned areas are known to be largely populated by young professionals living in apartment blocks.
Other areas outside of the city centre that appear to have low figures recorded include Withington East in South Manchester, Swinton South East and Pendlebury West in Salford, and South Reddish and Heaton Norris in Stockport – all of which recorded just one death each.
These are all noted to be significantly lower figures than in some neighbouring areas.
On the other end of the spectrum, it appears that Chadderton in Oldham, Leigh East in Wigan, and Higher Broughton in Salford have all been hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Greater Manchester, with a total of 31 COVID-related deaths recorded in each area involving over the three month period.
Bredbury Green in Stockport had the fourth highest rate in the region, with a total of 27 deaths recorded since March.
Hyde South recorded 26 deaths, and Broughton Park in Salford also recorded 25.
Officials from the Department of Health and Social Care have previously confirmed that the number of COVID-related deaths has been “falling steadily”since mid-April.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), this interactive map will be continuously updated as matters progress and the next update is to be expected in early September.
This will be to include deaths occurring in July 2020.
To check the latest figures and information for your area, you can input your postcode via the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website here.
For further information and guidance amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, do refer to official sources via gov.uk/coronavirus.
Peter Kay issues heartfelt thanks to Manchester fans and teases ANOTHER big announcement
Peter Kay has sent a lovely message to fans in Manchester after making his triumphant return to the live scene last weekend.
The Bolton comedian has just ticked off the first two nights of a mammoth run at the AO Arena, which includes 42 Manchester shows between now and 2025.
On his opening night – his first real venture into the spotlight since he largely stepped away from the public eye 12 years ago – he was moved to tears by the standing ovation he received before he’d even started the show.
And now Peter has issued a heartfelt thank you message.
He said in a statement: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to the first shows in Manchester.
“It was incredible to be part of such a happy experience.
“Everybody deserves a bit of joy. Here’s to a lot more in the shows to come!!”
And that’s not all – his post also hinted that there’s yet another announcement to come (because apparently more than 100 tour dates and breaking the internet with ticket demand wasn’t enough).
The late monarch – who celebrated her Platinum Jubliee back in June 2022, before sadly passing away in September – the word guessing game that took the world by storm, and the disgraced Manchester United footballer are just three of the topics that have peaked the interest of Brits enough to search for them on Google this year.
Wordle took the top spot on the 2022 list, after gamers nationwide presumably used the search engine to figure out the answers each day.
The puzzle game beat out the 2022 World Cup – which is currently underway in Qatar with the Three Lions set to face France in the Quarter Finals – which came in second place, followed by Ukraine and Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) rounding out the top five.
As well as Ukraine, the country of Russia has also made its way into the top 10 most-searched topics, thanks to the latter’s invasion of the former.
Likely the most familiar name on the list to Mancunians will be that of Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood – who is due to face trial next year after being charged in 2022 with attempted rape, assault, and controlling and coercive behaviour relating to the same woman.
Wordle is not alone on the list when it comes to games either, as its more difficult counterpart Quordle – which tasks hardcore players with guessing four words in just nine tries – ranked in eighth place on the list.
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who was the subject of a new Netflix series starring Evan Peters in 2022, and actor Johnny Depp, who was at the forefront of a highly-publicised libel trial between him and his ex-wife Amber Heard for a considerable chunk of the year, are the last two searches to round out the top 10.