GOVERNMENT data has revealed the toll of Covid-19 deaths by area.

Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show the number of deaths in specific places, the most localised data available.

It shows all deaths that occurred in England and Wales between March 1 and April 17, and registered up to April 18, where coronavirus was involved.

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In Brighton, Roedean and Marina recorded the most deaths – a total of six.

City councillor Mary Mears, the representative for Rottingdean Coastal ward, said: “As ward councillor it’s very sad to hear we have had deaths.

“I send my condolences to the families and it’s very sad that we are getting figures like this in our local communities.

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“When you get figures that are a lot closer to home it shows the seriousness of the situation we are in and shows that we must all follow Government advice and stay in lockdown.”

The data includes where coronavirus was mentioned on a death certificate. The ONS says it counts such deaths if “coronavirus was the underlying cause” or was “mentioned on the death certificate”.

The Patcham East area recorded five coronavirus deaths.

Ward councillor for Patcham Lee Wares said: “It’s tragic news to hear that five members of our community have lost their lives to Covid-19.

“Our prayers go to their families and loved ones at this very difficult time.”

Five deaths were also recorded in the West Blatchington area.

Hove Park councillor Samer Bagaeen, who is also Conservative group spokesman on Brighton and Hove City Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “Every death is important and is a sad loss for the family and the community.

“These figures are one more reason why we should be mindful of others when we have something to do as the current statistics, as reassuring as they are, are not as reassuring as they should be.”

There were seven places in the “Greater Brighton area” which recorded no deaths in this period: Roundhill; Kingston and Southwick; Withdean Woods; Goldsmid East; Fiveways; Coldean and Moulsecoomb North; and also Wivelsfield, Ditchling and Rodmell.

A total of 90,232 deaths were registered in England and Wales between March 1 and April 17.

When adjusting for size and age structure of the population, there were 36.2 deaths involving Covid-19 per 100,000 people in England and Wales.

Nick Stripe, head of health analysis at the Office for National Statistics, said: “By mid-April, the region with the highest proportion of deaths involving Covid-19 was London, with the virus being involved in more than four in ten deaths since the start of March.

“In contrast, the region with the lowest proportion of Covid-19 deaths was the South West, which saw just over one in ten deaths involving coronavirus.

“The 11 local authorities with the highest mortality rates were all London boroughs, with Newham, Brent and Hackney suffering the highest rates of Covid-19 related deaths.

“People living in more deprived areas have experienced Covid-19 mortality rates more than double those living in less deprived areas.

“General mortality rates are normally higher in more deprived areas, but so far Covid-19 appears to be taking them higher still.”

However, in Brighton and Hove, the most deprived area, which is Whitehawk, recorded one death.

The least deprived areas, West Blatchington as well as Patcham West and Westdene, recorded five and one deaths respectively.

How many people have died in my area?

THE data shows how many people have died in each area.

The UK now has the highest official death toll in Europe and the second highest in the world.

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Italy’s death toll, at 29,315, is the second highest in Europe.

The US, with almost 70,000 deaths, has the highest toll in the world.

Newhaven Town: 1

Newhaven West 2

Peacehaven East: 2

Peacehaven West: 5

East Saltdean and Telscombe Cliffs: 3

Rottingdean and Saltdean: 2

Roedean and Marina: 6

Whitehawk: 1

Woodingdean: 4

Wivelsfield, Ditchling and Rodmell: 0

Kemp Town: 4

Bevendean and Moulsecoomb East: 1

Coldean and Moulsecoomb North: 0

Hollingdean and Moulsecoomb West: 1

Patcham East: 5

Hollingbury 1

Fiveways: 0

Preston Park: 1

Round Hill: 0

North Laine and The Lanes: 1

St James’s Street and Queen’s Park: 1

Seven Dials: 1

Brunswick: 1

Hove Central: 1

King Alfred: 2

Aldrington: 2

Goldsmid West: 2

Goldsmid East: 0

Withdean Woods: 0

Patcham West and Westdean: 1

West Blatchington: 5

Patcham East: 5

Hangleton North 3

Hangleton South: 5

Aldrington South: 2

Portslade by Sea: 2

Portslade Village: 3

Mile Oak: 2

Hillside: 3

Kingston and Southwick: 0

Buckingham: 3

Shoreham Central and Beach: 0