Weekly coronavirus deaths rise by more than half in seven days

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The number of weekly deaths involving coronavirus in England and Wales has risen by more than half in seven days, official figures show.

There were 215 deaths registered in the week ending September 25 mentioning “novel coronavirus” – 2.2% of all deaths in England and Wales, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

it was the third weekly rise in a row and represents a 54.6% increase in deaths involving Covid-19 from the previous week, when 139 deaths were registered.

The number of deaths involving coronavirus increased in eight of nine regions in England, and in Wales.

Just two areas – London and the East – had lower overall deaths than the average over five years for this time of year.

Overall, there were 9,634 deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending September 25 – 111 more than the previous week and 2.7% higher than the five-year average.

Deaths in hospitals and care homes were below the five-year average, while deaths in private homes remained above, with 749 more deaths than would typically be expected.

Across the UK, 10,861 deaths were registered – 179 deaths higher than the five-year average and 77 deaths higher than the previous week.

Of these, 234 mentioned coronavirus.

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    1. What no analysis? Over the previous two years 600,000 people died each year in the UK (ONS), so that the average weekly number of deaths in 2018 and 2019 was 11,494 (600000/52.2). Interesting that you did not report the previous week’s figures (38), which reported a fall in the number of deaths on the preceding week (37). Given the Government’s shambolic responses to ‘the crisis’, which seem not to have mitigated the possiblities of onward transmission of the Covid SARS virus so that ‘cases’ of reported infections are on the increase. The death rate is remarkably low for a ‘pandemic situation’. The ONS do not appear to have a set date for yearly data sets and this year they only began including figures for the whole UK from May! Although there are figures for England and Wales from 28/12/19. Meanwhile individual liberties are being eroded and government is becoming more like our currency every day – governed by fiat. Is The Canary following the same protocols?

    2. Your headline is contributing to the scare-mongering which the Government has been fostering since March. It should say ‘ONLY 215 deaths’.

      It has been my concern that since March 22 there have been no figures of recoveries published. Those who get infected either recover or die, the vast majority recover.

      However, the Government have concentrated on the cumulative number of infections and deaths, which paints the worst possible picture and helps create paranoia thus cowing the public into obeying Government diktat. The media have been complicit in this by never questioning the situation.

      The important statistics are (a) the numbers of those in hospital, (b) of those, the numbers on ventilators and, finally,(c) the number of deaths. These are the figures you should be seeking out and reporting.

    3. Why does anyone use figures pumped out by any Tory ‘government’ agency or department when the Eton Spiv & Co have been cooking the numbers from day 1 ? The ONS is a gov. agency setup to massage numbers down. For the truth look at Profs Carl Heneghan & John Ashton (& others) for the correct numbers that give the lie to the disgraceful propaganda the Tories pump out.
      Ditch the BBC & ilk for goodess sake…………keep up.

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