AN INTERACTIVE map showing fatalities by postcode area has revealed people living in the poorest parts of England and Wales are dying at more than double the rate of those in affluent areas.

The map, included in the latest Office for National Statistics report, found that the most deprived regions suffered 55 deaths per 100,000 people, compared to 25 fatalities in the wealthiest areas.

The figures have been taken from deaths occurring between March 1, 2020 and April 17,2020 and registered by April 18, 2020.

It uses deaths which had coronavirus as the underlying cause or was mentioned on the death certificate as a contributory factor.

The data shows no deaths were recorded in the postcode area for Gilstead, Baildon North and Baildon South.

One death was recorded in each Bowling Park, Allerton, Thornton and Clayton postcode areas.

While three people have died in the Shipley Town area.

Five deaths have taken place across both Saltaire and Baildon West.

Some of the most affected places include Crossflatts and Eldwick, Undercliffe and Manningham and Lister Park which recorded seven deaths in each postcode area.

Nick Stripe, head of health analysis at the Office for National Statistics, said: “By mid-April, the region with the highest proportion of deaths involving COVID-19 was London, with the virus being involved in more than 4 in 10 deaths since the start of March. In contrast, the region with the lowest proportion of COVID-19 deaths was the South West, which saw just over 1 in 10 deaths involving coronavirus. The 11 local authorities with the highest mortality rates were all London boroughs, with Newham, Brent and Hackney suffering the highest rates of COVID-19 related deaths.

“People living in more deprived areas have experienced COVID-19 mortality rates more than double those living in less deprived areas. General mortality rates are normally higher in more deprived areas, but so far COVID-19 appears to be taking them higher still.”

You can search for your area by visiting the ONS website here.