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 22 people have died from coronavirus in Wilmslow and Handforth.

Whilst the number of recorded deaths for Wilmslow are:

Fulshaw Park & Lindow - 2
Wilmslow Town - 4
Lacey Green & Wilmslow Park - 7
Handforth & Dean Row - 9Alderley Edge & Chelford - 15
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.

David Pearce
Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 12:17 pm
The quoted CE reported deaths of 493 is 36% of the 1355 CV 19 confirmed cases. The quoted national death figure of 43,575 is 14% of the 311,965 confirmed cases.

In that case something needs to be explained - why the %age big difference?

Assuming the death stats data are relatively reliable & there is no reason why the CE area death rate from confirmed cases should be so much higher locally %age wise then one must conclude that the confirmed CE infection number must be in serious doubt i.e. much bigger or? .....
Neda Metcalfe
Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 4:34 pm
So when it says Covid related I presume elderly people that have a fall and develop pneumonia and die from pneumonia are classed as Covid related but haven’t actually had Covid
Peter Croome
Thursday 2nd July 2020 at 1:55 pm
What an extraordinary presumption on the part of Ms. Metcalfe.