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Coronavirus deaths increase for second consecutive week in England and Wales

Deaths involving COVID-19 have increased for the second consecutive week in England and Wales.

There were 139 fatalities which mentioned coronavirus on the death certificate – up from 99 the previous week, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

COVID-19 deaths still only accounted for 1.5% of all deaths.

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The number of excess deaths in England and Wales remains slightly higher than the national average, with 9,523 deaths registered in the week ending 18 September.


This is 2.8% higher than the five-year average.

However, overall deaths registered from all causes had decreased from the previous week, dropping from 9,811 to 9,523.

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In six of the nine English regions, the number of coronavirus-related deaths had increased – with the North West reporting the biggest rise.

The other regions reporting increases were:

  • West Midlands
  • London
  • Yorkshire and the Humber
  • North East
  • East Midlands

Although the number of coronavirus deaths remains low compared with the peak of the pandemic, there has been a rise in the number of hospital and care home deatRead More – Source


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