The Anonymous Widower

Northern Cities And COVID-19

If you look at the official Government statistics for the total number of cases of COVID-19, as of May 3rd, the number of cases in the two major cities in the North West as follows.

  • Leeds – 1463 out of a city population of 789,194 (0.18%) and a metro population of 2,638,127 (0.05%)
  • Liverpool – 1454 out of a city population of 494,814 (0.29%) and a metro population of 2,241,000 (0.06%)
  • Manchester – 1154 out of a city population of 547,627 (0.21%) and a metro population of 3,748,274 (0.03%)
  • Newcastle – 939 out of a city population of 300,196 (0.31%) and a metro population of 1,650,000 (0.06%)
  • Nottingham – 537 out of a city population of 321,500 (0.17%) and a metro population of 1,610,000 (0.03%)
  • Sheffield – 2191 out of a city population of 582,506 (0.38%) and a metro population of 1,569,000 (0.14%)

Note.

  1. All populations come from Wikipedia.
  2. Why is Liverpool 40% worse than Manchester?
  3. Why is Sheffield the worst?

I will add a few smaller towns andcities.

  • Blackpool – 465 out of an urban population of 139,720 (0.33%)
  • Caldervale – 252 out of an urban population of 200,100 (0.13%)
  • Hull – 469 out of a city population of 260,645 (0.18%)
  • Middlesbrough – 566 out of an urban population of 174,700 (0.32%)
  • Stoke-on-Trent – 509 out of a city population of 255,833 (0.20%)
  • York – 315 out of a city population of 209,893 (0.15%)

I’d like to see full statistics plotted on a map or a scatter diagram.

The latter is a very powerful way to plot data and often they highlight data points that lie outside the underlying pattern of the data.

May 4, 2020 - Posted by | Health, World | , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. I don’t know about Sheffield, possibly just better access to tests, but there is speculation that away fans at the LFC v. Athletico Madrid match may have unwittingly passed on the infection to scousers.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/atletico-madrid-fans-liverpool-mayor-coronavirus-champions-league-anfield-a9472391.html

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | May 4, 2020 | Reply

    • I heard the Liverpool story!

      Is Sheffield more polluted than Liverpool or Manchester? It certainly has a history of polluted air!

      Calderdale is interesting!

      Comment by AnonW | May 4, 2020 | Reply

  2. Please see link below to article on Metro newspaper site asking about place with a low incidence of Coronavirus which includes a postcode finder to check number of cases in your postcode.

    I used finder and results was a single figure of deaths in my location and a similar total for where I used to live in central London . –

    https://metro.co.uk/2020/05/03/britains-coronavirus-free-zones-where-no-deaths-have-recorded-12647519/

    Comment by Melvyn | May 4, 2020 | Reply


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