Latest figures show a big drop in Covid deaths in Leamington - with one area seeing a significant fall
While every death is a tragedy, the sudden decrease does offer hope
Latest figures show that there has been a big drop in Covid deaths in Leamington in February, compared to the month before.
January was a terrible month for all part of the country and in Leamington about 39 per cent of all Covid-related deaths occurred in that month.
But the figure has gone from 37 deaths in January to 16 deaths in February.
While every death is a tragedy, the sudden decrease does offer hope that the vaccines are working.
In the Leamington West and Milverton ward, deaths fell from 16 to 1 over the period between January and February.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has complied the data, covering February 2021 and all the way to the start of the pandemic last year.
They state that the deaths they have recorded are where COVID-19 was the underlying cause of death.
This means, of course, that many thousands of people recovered from the virus. Many had little or no symptoms - but unfortunately there are no figures for these specific categories.
And the good news is that the Warwick district's Covid-19 infection rate is currently lowest in Warwickshire - click here to read our story.
Also, the rural areas saw a big drop in deaths, with some villages not recording any deaths in February (see figures below).
The figures below show the number of Covid-related deaths in February. The numbers in brackets shows what the figure was in January and the total in that area since the beginning of the pandemic.
Leamington, Whitnash and Lillington total: 16 (37 in January, 111 overall)
Leamington Central and North: 4 (6 in Jan, 26 overall)
Lillington: 1 (5 in January, 16 overall)
Leamington West and Milverton: 1 (16 in January, 26 overall)
Leamington East and Sydenham: 4 (3 in January, 15 overall)
Whitnash: 3 (5 in January, 16) overall
Leamington Brunswick: 3 (2 in January, 11 overall)
Rural areas: 4 (18 in January, 75 overall)
Southam, Stockton and Napton: 1 (1 in January, 23 overall)
Balsall Common: 0 (3 in January, 15 overall)
Cubbington, Stoneleigh and Radford Semele: 2 (3 in January, 15 overall)
Harbury, Long Itchington and Fenny Compton: 0 (7 in January, 12 overall)
Kingswood and Leek Wootton: 0 (0 in January, 3 overall)
Bishops Tachbrook, Barford and Hatton Park: 1 (4 in January, 7 overall)