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Sam12
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Covid 19

Postby Sam12 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:10 am

Hi,

I have just read a post on Poynton N & G saying that Poynton is the hardest hit place in the region by the virus!

This shocked me, is this correct?

Sam12
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Re: Covid 19

Postby Sam12 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:11 am

Obviously should say Covid 19.

aardvark
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Re: Covid 19

Postby aardvark » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:36 am

The story is also on the Poynton Post website at http://poynton-post.co.uk/poynton-hit-hard-by-covid-19/

with the ONS map embedded at http://poynton-post.co.uk/poynton-covid-19-cases/

I too wondered why the figure seemed so high. Number of care homes? Doctors reporting differently? The figures are said to be provisional, but they'll be broadly correct, won't they?

tarboat
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Re: Covid 19

Postby tarboat » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:40 pm

I think there has been a bit of a care home disaster in Poynton with quite a lot of deaths resulting. I was told, but have no proof, that at least one person was discharged from hospital one of the local care homes bringing the virus with them.

yewtreeman
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Re: Covid 19

Postby yewtreeman » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:13 am

The statistics are measured by the ONS for Middle Layer Super Output Areas across the country. These are designated to have roughly comparable population sizes. They do not coincide with electoral wards. There are two MSOA for Poynton which do not include Higher Poynton or Middlewood. The divider between Poynton West and Poynton East is the London Road. Sadly the 36 Poynton deaths are predominantly the 30 in the Poynton East MSOA. This compares with the highest number in any MSOA within Greater Manchester where there are a couple also with 30 deaths (Chadderton and Leigh East). They were all listed for GM in the Manchester Evening News last week. As in most of the country the bulk of the deaths were in April. Assuming that the population in the Poynton East MSOA is about 8000 the number would be considerably above the equivalent mortality figure for England. These are usually scaled up or down for comparison as deaths per 100,000. As I understand it the death is certified as caused by covid 19 either singly or together wih another condition.

yewtreeman
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Re: Covid 19

Postby yewtreeman » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:39 pm

As an addendum to my previous message (above), it is stated in a press article today that all the 30 sad deaths quoted for Chadderton were actually in a single care home. It does make you wonder what the distribution was of the 30 in our Poynton east MSOA, especially noting Tarboat's earlier message? (Re - the start of this string, covid is unfortunately not very civic! Predictive text maybe?)

POYNTONIAN 1
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Re: Covid 19

Postby POYNTONIAN 1 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:11 am

Also wether you believe the figures!! ons map on one site says 30 & on another 11


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