Thousands have died in England since the country reopened on 19 July (Graphic: Mark Hall / JPI)

Covid deaths in England: the 20 areas with the most deaths since ‘Freedom Day’

More than 82% of the UK’s adult population are now fully vaccinated against Covid but the pandemic is far from over.

Tuesday, 28th September 2021, 5:31 pm

The latest figures from the UK Government reveal there have been 5,892 deaths in England since the country’s so-called ‘Freedom Day’ on 19 July.

This works out at a rate of 10.4 per 100,000 of the population.

The North East is the worst-hit region in England. It has recorded 476 deaths between 19 July and 25 September, a rate of 17.8 per 100,000 people.

Six of its 12 councils are included in the 20 worst-affected areas.

The figures are based on the number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test, by date of death.

Here we reveal the 20 areas in England which have had the highest death rate since the country reopened.

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