Covid has affected all neighbourhoods in the Folkestone & Hythe District without exception.
Between Mar and Nov 2020 there were 145 deaths due to Covid. across the Folkestone & Hythe District. Deaths “due to Covid” include only deaths where COVID-19 was the underlying cause of death.
Looking at the data at from a Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) perspective, there have been more deaths in Folkestone Morehall and Sandgate, and the least in Lydd & Dungeness according to data released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS)
MSOAs are a small area statistical geography covering England and Wales. Each area has a similarly sized population (around 8,000 people on average) that remains stable over time.
Here is the latest ONS map which allows you to search by postcode. Points on the map are placed at the centre of the local area they represent and do not show the actual location of deaths.
All the data is for the number of deaths registered in the period March to November 2020, where COVID-19 was the underlying (main) cause on the death certificate.
Locally adopted MSOA names are provided by House of Commons Library. While these names are not officially supported for National Statistics, they are provided here to help local users.
Rachel Trott, (36) a healthcare assistant who worked at William Harvey Hospital since October last year, died on New Year’s Eve after testing positive for coronavirus.
She leaves behind her partner and three young children.
Our condolences go to her children, her partner and everyone who loved her.
The one comfort we can all take from the persons dying, wherever that was, is that each of them received the most powerful drug in the world – kindness. It work’s for everyone, it’s hard to get the dose wrong, and it’s free at the point of delivery. Thanks to everyone who has delivered this throughout the pandemic.
The Shepway Vox Team
Stay at Home – Save the NHS – Save Lives