Deaths “due to Covid” deaths across the district of Folkestone & Hythe jumped by 38.62% in one month.
Between Nov and Dec 2020 the number of Covid deaths grew by 56, according to the latest data released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Deaths “due to Covid” include only deaths where Covid 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, (an increase of 13 in one month) and the fewest deaths have been recorded in the Lyminge, Densole & Elham MSOA.
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 Dec 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.
Again we have to report the death of anoth EKHUFT member of staff, the fourth to pass away from Covid.
Val Stimson (62) worked as a receptionist in the outpatients department at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, but had also been helping with traffic management for the covid testing team, and on the front door handing out masks and encouraging people to wash their hands.
She leaves behind two daughters, Tina and Kelly, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She joined East Kent Hospitals in 2018 after working in banking for many years.
Our condolences go to her family, children, friends and colleagues.
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