Heartbreaking Covid death figures show how a bleak January took its toll on neighbourhoods around Banbury

New figures show that 60 people have died due to Covid-19 in the Banbury area in January.
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One area in Banbury, the Easington ward had more Covid deaths in January than all of last year with 11.

In total, 160 people have now died due to Covid-19 in the area covering Banbury and the nearby rural areas since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has complied the data, covering January 2021 and all the way to the start of the pandemic last year.

New figures show that 60 people have died due to Covid-19 in the Banbury area in January.New figures show that 60 people have died due to Covid-19 in the Banbury area in January.
New figures show that 60 people have died due to Covid-19 in the Banbury area in January.

They state that the deaths they have recorded are where COVID-19 was the underlying cause of death.

This means, of course, that many thousands of people recovered from the virus. Many had little or no symptoms - but unfortunately there are no figures for these specific categories.

Another positive note is that many thousands of people have now been vaccinated, or are waiting for their second vaccination, as cases fall across the district and country.

IN NUMBERS: A BREAKDOWN OF WARDS

Here are the overall figures for where COVID-19 was the underlying cause of death in January 2021

Total for all of Banbury in Jan. with number in brackets showing the total since the start of the pandemic.

Banbury: 30 (66)

Total for all wards across Banburyshire since the beginning of the pandemic: 160

The figures below show the number of Covid-related deaths in January. The number in brackets shows the total in that area since the beginning of the pandemic.

Banbury Grimsbury: 4 (16)

Banbury Easington: 11 (17)

Banbury Rescote: 6 (13)

Banbury Neithrop: 3 (6)

Banbury Calthorpe: 2 (6)

Banbury Hardwick: 4 (8)

Middleton Cheney and Chipping Warden: 5 (12)

Bodicote, Bloxham and Adderbury: 2 (9)

Sibford, Hook Norton and Milcombe: 3 (4)

King's Sutton and Greatworth: 2 (6)

Deddington, Steeple Aston and Heyfords: 4 (7)

Enstone and Middle Barton: 5 (11)

Shipston and Brailes: 4 (18)

Kineton, Tysoe and Warmington: 1 (18)

Brackley: 4 (9)