Coronavirus deaths in Falkirk district broken down into zones

The impact of coronavirus on Falkirk district has been laid bare after new death figures were released.

By Jonathon Reilly
Wednesday, 17th June 2020, 4:45 pm

Details published by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) reveal which parts of the region have been worst-affected by the pandemic so far, with the highest number of deaths — 19 — in the Falkirk - Merchiston and New Carron Village data zone.

The area with second highest death toll is Falkirk - Camelon East, with 17. Although the care home deaths stats in the Falkirk region have not been confirmed, data would suggest a large number of care home residents have died with Covid-19.

The 19 residents of the Falkirk - Merchiston and New Carron Village zone, which has a population of 4721, to die with coronavirus represent 402.5 per 100,000 of population. The NRS figures reveal the 17 in Falkirk - Camelon East, home to 3000, account for 566.7 deaths per 100,000.

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Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Other places also high on the list of deaths with coronavirus are: Carse and Grangemouth Old Town (7); Falkirk - Bantaskin (5); and Blackness, Bo’ness - Carriden and Grahamsdyke (5). Several parts of the district have so far recorded four deaths.

There have been three deaths or fewer in 26 zones, while no deaths have been recorded in five areas — Fankerton, Stoneywood and Denny Town; Stenhousemuir West; Falkirk - Bainsford and Langlees; Hallglen and Glen Village; and Laurieston and Westquarter.

Falkirk Council leader Cecil Meiklejohn said: “We must remember that every death is an individual and a tragedy to the families involved and my heartfelt condolences go to all those who have lost a loved one.

“The importance of the details within the report is emphasised within Falkirk Council’s recovery plan which focuses very clearly on addressing the issues of poverty and inequality.”

The breakdown of deaths in this region comes as the Scottish Government today confirmed there have been nine new reported deaths of people who have tested positive for Covid-19, taking the total number to 2462.

There were also 21 new confirmed cases as of Monday, which includes cases at UK Government regional testing centres.

There were six people in hospital at midnight with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in Forth Valley.