THERE have been no new coronavirus deaths recorded in Gloucestershire hospitals for a week - as new figures reveal which parts of the Cotswolds have been worst hit by the pandemic.

Public Health England confirmed on Tuesday that no new hospitals deaths had been recorded across the county for the seventh day in a row.

The latest figures also revealed only one Gloucestershire resident had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in the past week.

However, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows the death toll in the Cotswolds stands at 57.

More detailed figures, also provided by the ONS, have shown Cirencester Central has seen more deaths linked to the coronavirus than anywhere else in the Cotswolds.

Between March and May, 18 people in the area of Cirencester Central died with the virus – the most in Cotswold’s 11 areas.

At the other end of the spectrum, only one was recorded in Northleach, Coln Valley and Ampneys over the period. Cirencester East and Stratton has seen the second highest deaths with seven.

Chipping Campden, Blockley and Willersey, Fairford and Lechlade and Cirencester South all saw five deaths linked to the coronavirus.

Four deaths were recorded in Kemble and South Cerney and Moreton and Stow-on-the-Wold.

Bourton-on-the-Water and Vale and Sandywell, Ermin and Chedworth saw three deaths linked to the coronavirus, whilst Tetbury recorded two deaths.

In May, 10 deaths in the Cotswolds were linked to Covid-19, including those registered up to June 6.

The ONS data includes deaths for which coronavirus was the underlying cause, or was mentioned on the death certificate as a contributory factor. It means Cotswold’s death rate ranked 13 of 27 lower-tier council areas with available data in the South West.

A Government spokeswoman said: “Every death from this disease is a tragedy, but thanks to our health and care workers and the huge efforts of the British people, rates of Covid-19 infections are decreasing over time.”