Rate of COVID-19 deaths
This page contains information about the rate of COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 population for Gloucestershire and its districts.
This page is updated monthly with the latest update due on 15th October 2020.
Gloucestershire and districts
The number of cases, severity of illness and deaths from COVID-19 in any area will be affected by a variety of factors including population size, density, age, number of care homes and general health.
In Gloucestershire there were 585 deaths mentioning COVID-19 that occurred up to the 28th August, but were registered up to the 5th September. This equates to a rate of 91.8 cases per 100,000 population. At district level Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury have seen the highest rate of deaths mentioning COVID-19.
Looking at deaths as a rate per 100,000 population takes into account the population size to enable fairer comparison between areas, however this ‘crude’ rate doesn’t take into consideration other population characteristics such as age, health or number of care homes which may be the cause of differences between districts.
Each bar on the graph above displays a line which illustrates the Confidence Interval band. Confidence Intervals tell us that we are 95% confident that the true value lies between the top and bottom points of the band.
About the data
Provisional counts of the number of all deaths that occurred up to 28th July but were registered up to the 5th September, including deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19). These figures also show the number of deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19), based on any mention of COVID-19 on the death certificate. It is important to note that it is not known to what extent COVID contributed to an individual’s death.
Source: Weekly provisional figures on deaths occurring and registered in England and Wales by Local Authority, ONS