Nearly 500 covid-related deaths registered in Cheshire East


Over 1300 people in Cheshire East have caught COVID-19 since the outbreak began in February.

As of today (Tuesday 30th June), there have been 1355 confirmed cases of people being infected with the coronavirus in the borough and 493 covid-related deaths registered to 19th June, out of a population of 384,152.

The number of confirmed cases is up from 1317 confirmed cases and 462 covid-related deaths (I believe this is registered up to the end of May) as last reported on Wednesday, 17th June.

UK wide, there have been 311,965 cases and 43,575 deaths.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics break down this figure to show the number of deaths from Covid-19 for each local area but these have not been updated recently.

The latest released figures show that between between 1st March and 31st May 2020 and registered by 6th June 15 people have died from coronavirus in Alderley Edge & Chelford.

Whilst the number of recorded deaths for other local areas are:

Fulshaw Park & Lindow - 2
Wilmslow Town - 4
Lacey Green & Wilmslow Park - 7
Handforth & Dean Row - 9
Prestbury & Adlington - 19
Mobberley, Plumley & High Legh - 24
Knutsford North - 9
South Knutsford & Bexton - 9



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Andy Brown
Tuesday 30th June 2020 at 1:50 pm
It would be useful if we could break down these numbers and see what percentage deaths are occurring in care homes.
Alan R Davies
Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 6:17 am
I think this is the tip of the iceberg, because the large majority of Covid-19 cases are never tested, diagnosed and reported, and many are asymptomatic. These figures would suggest a mortality rate of 36%, which is unbelievable. The good news is that the actual mortality rate is much lower, the bad news is that far more people have been infected than we know about. A random test study in New York found that the true mortality rate was actually 1.4%, although much higher for the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. If those figures were repeated for Cheshire East it would mean that about 10% of the local population had been infected until now. The conclusion, the disease might not be as fatal as the official figures suggest, but there is a lot of it about. Be careful!