As the country and the rest of the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, the UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) have produced an interactive map that charts the number of people who have sadly died as a result of contracting the virus.

The map provides data on every neighbourhood (by postcode) in Britain including those across South West London.

It was calculated taking the number of deaths registered in the period March 2020 to January 2021 where Covid-19 was the underlying (main) cause on the death certificate.

The data shows that rural neighbourhoods on the fringes of the capital such as several in Epsom and Ewell reported similar numbers of deaths to areas in more central, urban boroughs like Croydon and Wandsworth.

Ewell East for example recorded 36 deaths from Covid-19 over the time period, slightly more than the deaths recorded in the Central Croydon post code (28).

Unlike in Epsom and Ewell however, many post codes in Croydon borough sadly recorded in excess of 20 deaths from Covid-19 since March 20202, including Waddon South (33), Thornton Heath West (25), Norbury East (23), Upper Norwood (28) and Sanderstead (28).

Other boroughs in South West London also contained neighbourhoods that reported a similar number of deaths attributed to Covid-19 over the time period.

There were 26 deaths from coronavirus in Kingston Vale and Coombe Hill, for example, and 29 in Heathfield in neighbouring Richmond.

Closer to central London, Wimbledon Hill reported one of the highest total number of deceased from Covid-19 in Merton (30).

In contrast, other postcodes in the region recorded relatively fewer deaths than some of their neighbours, such as Richmond Park (3) and Carshalton Village (5).

According to Public Health England (PHE), there have been 135,613 deaths in the UK registered with Covid-19 on the death certificate since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Click here to access the map on the ONS website.