Update on Excess Deaths
The question of what is causing the recent excess mortality remains.
Two weeks ago, we launched Trust the Evidence with an analysis on ‘Why it's time to Investigate Excess Deaths.
Since then, deaths have remained above the 5-year average and today's ONS update reports in the week ending 12 August 2022, 10,355 deaths were registered in England and Wales, 950 (10.1%) excess deaths above the five-year average.
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