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GibbertyFlibbet Tue 26-May-20 16:05:19

Is there any easy way to see “the curve” for discrete areas within the U.K.? I’m in the NE of England and a little hmm and confused at throwaway comments in items about DC suggesting our rates are now among the highest.

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RoseMartha Tue 26-May-20 16:19:58

The bbc have a page where you can type the first part of a postcode and you can see total cases for area

GibbertyFlibbet Tue 26-May-20 16:28:22

Thanks @RoseMartha.
I’ve checked on there periodically, but it’s difficult to keep a grasp on how the rate is changing as compared to national average or other areas (now, and over time).
It’s just a bit alarming to contemplate the relaxation of lockdown measures against a (welcome) backdrop of overall decline in cases, without being able to contextualise it for local risk.
And it is local - while being very much in striking distance of both Barnard Castle and Durham, I am still planning on staying put grin

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UntamedShrew Tue 26-May-20 17:34:59

Totally agree - I just asked a similar question on the daily numbers thread.

Cornettoninja Tue 26-May-20 17:38:50

The Zoe project has regional variation data but that’s based on users reporting symptoms.

The nhs does its own hospital daily update which I’m sure I’ve seen figures broken down by region on www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-daily-deaths/

NeurotrashWarrior Tue 26-May-20 17:43:52

I'm up here too; it's places like Gateshead and Middlesbrough that have had some spikes though Newcastle has also been highish.

Have you checked local rags? For ages I was recording the deaths daily and then gave up.

RoseMartha Tue 26-May-20 17:58:48

@GibbertyFlibbet msn news also has a breakdown map of uk under some of their related articles.

Musicforsmorks Tue 26-May-20 18:29:03

I was trying to determine more exact stats as I’m in Cumbria and it never gives you the results by postcode - only the county.

After using this I found only 2 deaths had occurred in my postcode since March. But according to bbc site and others they only tell me the huge death rate across all of Cumbria.

If you want specific details, I found one website actually does it.
It’s called ‘in my area’ and actually delivers info.

www.inyourarea.co.uk/feed/

GibbertyFlibbet Tue 26-May-20 19:56:51

Thanks everyone. I do understand how much data there is out there and how hard it must be too put it in an up to date format, but it’s a weird kind of in-the-darkness when the local paper has death rates by ward - but only until April and more up to date, but by NHS authority, while the BBC has the day’s confirmed new cases, by postcode.

It’s the County Durham figures which are really concerning me, they’re massively outstripping even Gateshead and Sunderland now, but Co Durham is so big and spread out that it’s difficult to extrapolate.

Couldn’t get any joy on any of the other suggestions, but fully expecting that’s user failure!

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reefedsail Tue 26-May-20 19:59:39

I use the PHE data dashboard. Shows rate by nation, region, upper and lower NHS tier, updated daily at around 5-6pm.

coronavirus.data.gov.uk/

reefedsail Tue 26-May-20 20:02:52

Today, County Durham's rate is 373.3 to Sunderland's 495.3.

CalmYoBadSelf Tue 26-May-20 20:04:03

I use this one You can select your area from the drop down list

NeurotrashWarrior Tue 26-May-20 20:31:08

It's not postcode related but this one can be a little clearer.

The NE is highest for deaths per 100000 k population currently.

NeurotrashWarrior Tue 26-May-20 20:31:28

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/26/coronavirus-uk-map-the-latest-deaths-and-confirmed-cases-in-each-region

middleager Tue 26-May-20 20:33:20

I use this

news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-uk-tracker-how-many-cases-are-in-your-area-updated-daily-11956258

middleager Tue 26-May-20 20:34:19

This risk rating too

www.progressive-policy.net/publications/covid-19-local-area-risk-rating

middleager Tue 26-May-20 20:41:12

The risk rating paused on May 5.

When I first started using the charts, London dominated the top 10. My home town in the West Mids has consistently shared the top 'risk rating' slot with Middlesborough.

The NE then replaced London and the West Mids over the course of weeks. I expect the same will happen again as it moves through hotspots. I was alarmed at the stats for the West Midlands, the same as you probably feel now.

But it is still such a low risk.

middleager Tue 26-May-20 20:44:13

Cwm Taf and Cardiff regions for are the highest in the UK, well into the 500s.

GibbertyFlibbet Wed 27-May-20 11:56:03

I think it’s not so much the numbers per se, more the not knowing where an area is on its own trajectory.

The news this morning about local lockdowns is a bit more reassuring (albeit unclear how it would actually work in practice) but it’s unsettling to think parts of the country with infection rates more akin to London during early lockdown are about to “open up”. My (admittedly unscientific) understanding means I’m concerned about the what happens next in that case, particularly where lots of us aren’t in areas hugely well provisioned with healthcare.

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