Weekly COVID-19 deaths climb to 1,937 as total nears 60,000, ONS says
Written by Rother Radio News on 17/11/2020
Weekly coronavirus deaths have climbed to 1,937 – marking the second week running that the total has reached four figures.
COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate of 1,937 people in the first week of November – a rise of 558 on the previous seven days, when the figure stood at 1,379.
That was the first time since June that weekly coronavirus deaths had exceeded 1,000.
The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics – the week up to 6 November – take the total number of death certificates mentioning COVID-19 across England and Wales to 59,473.
A total of 11,812 people died in the week to 6 November in England and Wales – 1,481 more than the five-year average.
It is the third week in a row that the number of people dying is higher than the average.
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