The areas in Cheshire with the highest COVID-19 deaths last month

The number of registered deaths caused by coronavirus was on the rise in Cheshire last month.

The Office for National Office for National Statistics (ONS) release data on the number of COVID-19 registered deaths across the UK.

Figures are for deaths registered rather than deaths occurring in each month.

Deaths ‘due to COVID-19’ include only deaths where COVID-19 was the underlying cause of death.

The latest figures from ONS gives a breakdown of the areas with the highest deaths due to COVID-19 for each month of the year.

For Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Warrington and Halton combined, the total number of COVID-19 registered deaths in December stood at 205.

This was a rise from 184 registered COVID-19 deaths across the county in November.

The registered deaths come from 92 areas in the county, with 94 areas not having any registered COVID-19 deaths in December.

A short distance away, one area of Stoke-on-Trent had the third highest number of COVID-related deaths across England and Wales in December.

A total of 19 deaths involving coronavirus were recorded in Great Chell and Packmoor last month, with only Tonyrefail in Wales and Wyberton in Lincolnshire seeing more, according to StokeonTrentLive.

Take a look below at the 30 areas in Cheshire with the highest number of COVID-19 registered deaths for December.

  1. Upton East: 7
  2. Whitby & Stanney Woods: 7
  3. Wharton: 7
  4. Culcheth East & Hollins Green: 7
  5. Alderley Edge & Chelford: 5
  6. Sandiway: 5
  7. Christleton, Guilden Sutton & Waverton: 4
  8. Boughton Heath & Huntington: 4
  9. Middlewich West: 4
  10. Crewe South West & Wistaston: 4
  11. Nantwich North East: 4
  12. Fulshaw Park & Lindow: 4
  13. Penketh & Cuerdley: 4
  14. Blacon South: 3
  15. Chester City & Garden Quarter: 3
  16. Chester Handbridge Park: 3
  17. Cranage & Goostrey: 3
  18. Holmes Chapel: 3
  19. Nantwich South West: 3
  20. Little Sutton East: 3
  21. Poynton East: 3
  22. Lacey Green & Wilmslow Park: 3
  23. Hulme: 3
  24. Houghton Green & Fearnhead: 3
  25. Padgate & Paddington: 3
  26. Grappenhall: 3
  27. Blacon North: 2
  28. Kelsall, Tarvin & Asthon Hayes: 2
  29. Vicars Cross & Hoole East: 2
  30. Lache: 2

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The latest ONS figures came after we revealed that the number of ‘active’ COVID-19 cases across the county had dropped.

Cases in all Cheshire boroughs had fallen according to the latest data by the COVID Symptom Study.

The latest update put the number of estimated active coronavirus cases on January 25 for Cheshire at 6,071, compared to 8,669 on January 19.

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