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Latest figures show number of people who have died in Crawley from COVID-19 and where



New information released by the Office of National Statistics has revealed the number of deaths recorded in Crawley from COVID-19.

The data shows deaths that occured up to the 1st May but were registered up to 9th May.

Data from Office for National Statistics.

56 people have so far died from COVID-19 with the first deaths recorded in the last week of April and took place within a hospital.

Since then another 42 people have sadly died within a hospital bring the total deaths in hospital to 45.

Of the remaining 11 deaths, 10 were recorded in a care home and 1 person died at home.

Data from Office for National Statistics.

The figures clearly show that the majority of deaths have taken place within a hospital with a weekly spike happening around week 17 which was in late April.

The spike at Care Homes in Crawley came in week 16 with 6 taking place in one week.

With lockdown measures starting to ease just slightly from today (13th May) it will be down to businesses and residents to do their best to keep to social distancing rules and not to assume a return to normality is here yet.


Gatwick Fire Service to run marathon on airports runway for charity



It will consist of running 13 lengths of the 3.3km main runway, but WHite Watch Gatwick Fire Service hope to raise money for local hospital charity (SASH).

Taking place on Sunday 14th June, the crew will be running the 13 lengths as a relay, with the final distance being just over that of a marathon.

Taking advantage of the lack of flow during periods of the day, they will use those opportunities to ‘do something different and raise awareness for our local NHS staff putting themselves on the line every day during this pandemic’.

The money will help the staff at East Surrey Hospital and Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust during the Covid 19 situation.

If you would like to help with a donation you can do so at their JustGiving page here.

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