COVID 19 deaths in Somerset
Last Friday the Office for National Statistics produced figures by local authority for deaths from COVID 19. There have been some concerns over the accuracy of this data, but for now it is what we have. And it is clear that a genuine attempt is being made to get it as complete as possible.
These showed a total of 64 deaths in Somerset split as follows:
- Hospitals 42
- Care Homes 18
- Hospice 2
- At Home 1
- Other 1
Whilst the deaths are a source of great sadness, and our sympathies go out to everyone who has lost friends and family, they remain low at 11.5 per 100,000 population. How does that compare around the world? The figures are not always easy to compare. Different countries count deaths in different ways. Some are more complete than others.
But with that caveat, here’s a chart that puts the situation in Somerset into perspective: