The 8 places in Yorkshire yet to record a single coronavirus death

Since March 17, when Yorkshire experienced its first coronavirus death, more than 2,500 people across the county have sadly lost their lives to this deadly disease.

Our bigger cities have naturally seen more deaths than rural villages and even though the daily death toll has dropped considerably in recent weeks, we are still seeing people die from COVID-19.

Behind every statistic is a story of heartbreak – a family losing a loved one and a community left reeling from the loss of a friend or neighbour to coronavirus.

However, there are some parts of Yorkshire which are yet to see a single coronavirus death.

According to data available from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which shows COVID-19 deaths for March, April, May and June, eight wards in Yorkshire have not yet recorded a coronavirus death.

They are:

  • Ecclesall and Greystones, Sheffield
  • Huddersfield Leeds Road & Fartown, Huddersfield
  • Pateley Bridge & Nidd Valley, Harrogate
  • Wheatley & Ovenden West, Calderdale
  • Illingworth & Ogden, Calderdale
  • Leeds City Centre, Leeds
  • Skipsea Beeford and Brandesburton, East Yorkshire
  • Sculcoates, Hull

The latest figures showing deaths in June were released in the past few days and according to the data, one place in Yorkshire had by far the most amount of COVID-19 deaths last month.

This place was Starbeck in Harrogate, which had 19 coronavirus deaths and it has been speculated this may be because there is a high number of care homes in the area.

Other affected areas were Buttershaw in Bradford and Wakefield Central which both saw seven deaths each in June with Mexborough in Doncaster recording five throughout June.


Yorkshire Live – Health