Covid-19 deaths twice as high in poorest areas in England and Wales

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Most deprived areas had 55.1 deaths per 100,000 people, compared with 25.3 in affluent areas

People living in the poorest parts of the country are dying from Covid-19 at double the rate of people in the richest areas, a data analysis has found.

The most deprived areas had 55.1 deaths per 100,000 people – more than double that of people in the least deprived areas, where the death rate was 25.3, according to figures from England and Wales published by the Office for National Statistics on Friday.

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