North East UK news No excess deaths in England and Wales for first time since Covid pandemic began MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The overall number of weekly registered deaths fell below the five-year average for the first time
Breaking News ! No excess deaths were registered in England and Wales over a week for the first time since before the coronavirus lockdown was imposed, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The overall number of weekly registered deaths fell below the five-year average for the first time since the week ending March 13. There were 65 fewer deaths registered in the week ending June 19 - 0.7% below the average number of deaths for this period over five years. 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.
. 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.
The number of weekly deaths involving Covid-19 fell in all regions in England and Wales. 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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