Virus claims 11 lives in Emersons Green area

July 01 2020

CORONAVIRUS has claimed the lives of 11 people in the Emersons Green area, according to the latest official figures.
An in-depth breakdown from the Office for National Statistics, released in June, shows deaths from every area in the country which involved Covid-19 in March, April and May.
The ONS has divided the country into small geographic areas, each with a population of around 7,500 people, and recorded how many people in each area died with coronavirus.
Emersons Green had a higher total than any of its neighbouring areas, although the area on the ONS map also includes parts of Mangotsfield near Blackhorse Lane and stretches into parts of Downend that lie west of Badminton Road, including the area around Aintree Drive.
Seven people died in the area the ONS calls Downend South, which includes homes near the main shopping area including those off North Street, Downend Road and Salisbury Road. Another four died in Downend North, which includes Bromley Heath and the area near Leap Valley. One confirmed COVID-19 death was recorded for Mangotsfield and one in Pucklechurch and Westerleigh.
Elsewhere in South Gloucestershire, 15 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in the ONS’s Kingswood North East area, while in Thornbury a total of 24 people lost their lives to the virus.
April was the deadliest month of the pandemic in most areas, with 26 of the deaths of Emersons Green, Downend and Staple Hill residents happening during that month.
ONS figures for South Gloucestershire revealed that, by June 12, 167 people had died with COVID-19. In Bristol the total was 238.