Weekly coronavirus deaths rise to highest level since start of July, ONS figures show
Written by Rother Radio News 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.
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.
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