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Weekly coronavirus deaths rise to highest level since start of July, ONS figures show

Written by on 20/10/2020

Weekly deaths linked to coronavirus have risen to their highest level in England and Wales since the beginning of July, according to the Office for National Statistics. 

A total of 438 deaths were registered in the week ending 9 October with COVID-19 mentioned on the death certificate.

This is up from 321 deaths in the week to 2 October.

The 117 additional deaths marks a 36% rise in deaths from the previous week.

The ONS figures show that, since the week ending 4 September, registered coronavirus deaths have been roughly doubling every fortnight.

The north west of England had 153 deaths involving COVID-19 registered in the week ending October 9 – the highest number for the region since the week ending 12 June, according to the ONS.

There were 60 coronavirus deaths registered in the week to 9 October in England, which is the highest for the region since the week to 12 June.

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Registered deaths involving COVID-19 increased week-on-week in all but two regions of England in the week to 9 October.

The exceptions were eastern England and south east England.

There were 37 deaths with coronavirus on the certificate in Wales, an increase of 12 compared to the week before.

 Sky News

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