Covid 19

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This dashboard is based on PHE, NHS England and ONS statistical releases and is updated twice weekly. COVID-19 Vaccinations are updated weekly as data from NHS England becomes available. Deaths are updated weekly following the release of the ONS dataset ‘Death registrations and occurrences by local authority and health board’. For more information please see slide 15 of the dashboard.

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Please see dashboard above and the sections below for the latest statistical information relating to Covid-19 in County Durham.     

  • The summary section provides contextual information relating to the dashboard and our Covid-19 releases.
  • The Clinically Extremely Vulnerable dashboard displays deprivation and rates per 100,000 of people in the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable populations.
  • The further links sections provides additional information from a variety of sources.

COVID19 Health Impact Assessment Infographics by AAP

COVID19 HIA Document: County Durham HIA Health Inequalities COVID Document (PDF; 2Mb)

3 Towns 4 Together Bishop Auckland and Shildon
Chester-le-Street Derwent Valley Durham
East Durham East Durham Rural Great Aycliffe and Middridge
Mid Durham Spennymoor Stanley
Tessdale Weardale

Summary and Context

County Durham Key Facts

  • Population of 530,000 (ONS 2019 Estimates)
  • Around 1 in 5 are aged over 65 (This has increased by 53% since 1991) (ONS mid-year population estimates)
  • ONS estimate that there around a third of people in employment are in key worker occupations (33.1%/76,000 people Jan 2019 to Dec 2019)
  • People are living longer but in poorer health
  • Average age at admission to long term care
    • Nursing care: 83.7 years (no change over time)
    • Residential care: 86.5 years (overall increase of over 3 years since 2004/05)
  • Average length of stay in care setting
    • Nursing care: 419 days (increase over time)
    • Residential care: 519 days (reduction over time)
  • A total of c. 3,000 individuals are supported by DCC in care home settings

Care Home Sector Summary

  • In County Durham there are a large number of independent sector care homes (total 5,128 beds)
    • In summary:
      • 43 provide residential care,
      • 2 provide nursing care,
      • 51 provide both nursing and residential care
    • 36 specialist residential care units

Coronavirus Clinically Extremely Vulnerable list open data set, English Local Authorities

What this data shows

The dashboards provide a count of living patients that are classified as being on the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) List.

The open data contains:

  • A count of living patients that are classified as being on the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable List by CCG of residence, broken down by age band and gender
  • A count of living patients that are classified as being on the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable List by local authority of residence, broken down by age band and gender

This data has been released to inform the public and support the health and social care system in planning.

The open dataset includes regional and local data to allow for analysis, modelling and planning to take place to aid the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Full Dashboard for England: Dashboard for England (NHS Digital)


Clinically Extremely Vulnerable population information and dashboard – County Durham

A Clinically Extremely Vulnerable population refers to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and living at home, with or without additional support. This includes clinically extremely vulnerable people living in long-term care facilities for the elderly or people with special needs.

  • The CEV population for County Durham is around 38,700 people (NHS CEV population)
  • There is a social gradient between the most vulnerable and deprived areas of County Durham however this is not a strong relationship or correlation.

This dashboard in based on the NHS CEV populations This will be updated regularly.


Durham County Council Covid 19 Advice and Information

Public Health England Dashboard

LG Inform Care Tracker

County Durham Locate

ONS Latest Blog