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No excess deaths in England and Wales for first time since lockdown began

No excess deaths
Weekly deaths fell below the yearly average (Picture: Bav Media/PA)

England and Wales registered no excess deaths over a week for the first time since before the coronavirus lockdown was put in place, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.

Overall, the number of weekly registered deaths fell below the five-year average in the week ending June 19 – the first time that has happened since the week ending March 13.

There were 65 fewer deaths registered for the mid-June week – the latest stats on record – 0.7% below the average number of deaths for the period.

In both hospitals and care homes the number of deaths fell below the average, with 782 and 49 fewer deaths respectively. However, there were 827 excess deaths in people’s private homes.




Of the 9,339 deaths registered in the week ending June 19, 783 mentioned ‘novel coronavirus’ – the lowest number of deaths involving Covid-19 for 12 weeks.

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Four regions in England – the South East, South West, North West and East – registered no excess deaths, while the number of registered deaths in the West Midlands was similar to the five-year average.

In Wales, which recorded no excess deaths for the first time in three months last week, death registrations crept up to 44 deaths higher than than five-year average.

But the number of weekly deaths involving Covid-19 fell in all regions in England and Wales.

No excess deaths - ONS
The deaths registered in England and Wales by the ONS
No excess deaths - ONS
The number of deaths by age group
Picture supplied by Bav Media 07976 880732. ****Picture taken from public road***** Picture dated June 29th shows a patient being taken into the Covid-19 ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King?s Lynn in Norfolk on Monday afternoon.It was announced today there have been a further 23 more deaths from the disease. The UK's coronavirus hospital death toll has increased to 33,212 after 23 more fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours. England reported 19 new deaths, Wales had three, Northern Ireland recorded one and Scotland reported no new deaths for the fourth consecutive day.
A patient is taken to a coronavirus ward in King’s Lynn, Norfolk (Picture: Bav Media)

Overall, 31,364 deaths involving coronavirus have taken place in hospitals in England and Wales.

Some 14,658 deaths occurred in care homes, 2,259 in private homes, 684 in hospices, 221 in other communal establishments and 185 elsewhere, the ONS said.

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