World Virus Deaths in England & Wales Rise for First Time Since April

13:03  22 september  2020
13:03  22 september  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Weekly Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales are now at their lowest level since March 13, before lockdown. Number of deaths happening each week The number of people dying of coronavirus rose in Wales during the first week of July for the first time since April , official statistics today revealed.

Previously in England , all deaths after a positive test were included. England has seen the majority The first includes all deaths where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, even if the The third method looks at all UK deaths over and above the number usually expected for the time of

(Bloomberg) -- The number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in England and Wales rose for the first time since April, the latest sign that the pandemic is spreading through the population again.

Virus-linked deaths rose 27% to 99 in the seven days through Sept. 11 from a week earlier, the Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday. Death registrations may have been lower in the previous week due to the bank holiday, the government agency said.

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This is the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that it's happened, the ONS said in its report. The number of excess deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending June 12 was It also only takes into account patients who tested positive for the virus , as opposed to deaths

Yesterday, cases rose by 3,899 and 18 more deaths were recorded. The new figures come as The PM will chair an emergency meeting of COBRA - the first in months - and will speak to his counterparts in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland As cases of the virus rise in the UK and across Europe

The news comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to announce stricter restrictions on public life in order to combat rising numbers of cases and hospitalizations. U.K. workers are now being encouraged to work from home where possible, while pubs and restaurants will be forced to close at 10 p.m. from Thursday.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Rising Again © Bloomberg Rising Again In a separate report, the ONS said that caring, leisure and other services was the only major occupation group to have a significantly higher rate of Covid-19 linked deaths among women before and during lockdown, when compared with rates among those of the same age and genderAmong men, four of the nine major occupation groups (elementary; caring, leisure and personal services; process, plant and machine operatives; and skilled trades) had statistically significantly higher rates of death involving COVID-19 both before and during lockdown.The northwest had the highest number of deaths in England due to the virus. The government has been battling a rise in cases there since August by introducing further lockdown measures across the region.The ONS figures are based on all mortalities where novel coronavirus is mentioned on death certificate. Overall deaths also rose above the five-year average again, having fallen below it in the previous week.

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