Latest figures show how many people sadly died due to Covid in February - with breakdowns for all the Harborough district neighbourhoods

The numbers show that both January and February were bad months - but hopefully that is already changing in March

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 1:05 pm

26 people have died due to Covid-19 in the Harborough district during February.

That figure is broadly the same as January, which recorded 25 deaths.

About 35 per cent of all Covid deaths during the pandemic happened during January and February 2021.

26 people have died due to Covid-19 in the Harborough district in February.

In total, 145 people have now died in the district since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has complied the data, covering February 2021 and all the way to the start of the pandemic last year.

They state that the deaths they have recorded are where COVID-19 was the underlying cause of death.

This means, of course, that many thousands of people recovered from the virus. Many had little or no symptoms - but unfortunately there are no figures for these specific categories.

And the good news is that the Harborough district's Covid-19 infection rate has dropped to the joint-lowest in Leicestershire - click here to read our story.

IN NUMBERS: BREAKDOWN OF WARDS

The figure shows the number of deaths due to Covid-19 in February 2021. The numbers in brackets shows what the figure was in January and the total in that area since the beginning of the pandemic.

HARBOROUGH

Total for the Harborough district: 26 deaths in February 2021 (compared to 25 deaths in January) - 145 deaths since the pandemic began last year

Total for Market Harborough: 8 (5 in January, 51 overall)

Market Harborough South and Little Bowden: 2 (1 in January, 29 overall)

Market Harborough West, Great Bowden and Lubenham: 3 (1 in January, 12 overall)

Market Harborough Central: 3 (3 in January, 10 overall)

RURAL AREAS:

Total: 18 (20 in January, 94 overall)

Kibworth and Great Glen: 9 (4 in January, 34 overall)

Houghton, Thurnby and Scraptoft: 2 (3 in January, 16 overall)

Dunton Bassett, Claybrooke and Swinford: 1 (1 in January, 11 overall)

Lutterworth: 5 (3 in January, 13 overall)

Fleckney, Kilworth and Foxton: 0 (1 in January, 6 overall)

Tilton, Billesdon and Great Easton: 0 (3 in January, 6 overall)

Broughton Astley: 1 (5 in January, 8 overall)