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Bexleyheath town centre sees highest Covid-19 death rate in all of south east London

Area is to left of roundabout in this view

The Office for National Statistics has released information on a new webpage swhich shows how many deaths have been recorded in local areas, with Bexleyheath Broadway having one of the highest recorded rates from Covid-19 across London and the UK.

Courtesy ONS

The new ONS page has split the country down into local ares and Bexleyheath Broadway has 19 recorded deaths, though not all occurred in the area.

Ward boundary starts to left and covers town centre extending to Brampton Road

That is sizeably higher than most other wards with the next highest in the boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley being New Eltham at 10. 19 is higher than anywhere south of the Thames across all of London according to this ONS data.

Of course this isn’t a morbid sort of competition though some sort of investigation will presumably look into why the area has seen such high numbers. Population density, care home location and other factors play a part.

It should also be noted that there is some lag to these numbers, and according to the ONS includes “deaths occurring between 1 March 2020 and 17 April 2020 and registered by 18 April 2020”.


  1. Jill Davey

    Just wondered why your main pic shows Crayford and not Bexleyheath. Attention to detail. X

  2. Mrs B. D. Hutson

    That is Trinity Baptist Church, services on line and still providing the food bank !

    • Roy

      Virus…been here 4 billion years…unbeknown to humans…do not follow any path predermined by humans….they are not interested in countries…counties…towns…weather conditions…who Donald Trump is…and humans knowledge on virus is approaching 2% not 98%

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