Thornbury has the joint-highest number of deaths linked to coronavirus in South Gloucestershire, according to data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

A map produced by the ONS divides the country into 'Middle Layer Super Output Areas' based on their population. It shows that, between March 1 and April 17, six people died in the area marked as Thornbury South.

This is level with Cadbury Heath South & North Common as the area with the highest amount of deaths.

Both these areas have care homes which have suffered an outbreak of coronavirus - Grace Care Centre in Thornbury and Edgemont View in Oldland Common.

Numerous other areas, including Thornbury North and Yate & Kingsgate, have suffered five deaths over the same period where coronavirus was the underlying cause or was mentioned on the death certificate as a contributory factor.

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Across the UK there were 36.2 deaths involving COVID-19 per 100,000 people in England and Wales but this figure was just 24 in South Gloucestershire.

The South West remains the region least affected by coronavirus. During this time just over 10 per cent of deaths involved coronavirus, compared with 40 per cent in London.