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Excess Deaths in the UK continue to soar

Over 27% above average in Wales

The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) publication on registered deaths was released yesterday and excess deaths are still worryingly high.

In the week ending 23 December, in England, there were 2,272 excess deaths which represents a 20.2% increase above the five year average. In Wales the statistics were even worse with a 27.3% increase. Only about 3% of the total was attributed to Covid.


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