Deaths involving COVID-19 continue to fall

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The FINANCIAL — The number of deaths in the UK involving coronavirus (COVID-19) fell to 878 in the week ending 25 February 2022. This was 92 fewer than the previous week, accounting for around 1 in every 14 deaths (6.9%).

There were 12,648 total deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 25 February 2022, which was 5.5% below the five-year average.

Of the 766 deaths registered in England and Wales where “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)” was mentioned on the death certificate, 65.7% (503 deaths) had this recorded as the underlying cause of death.

Between 13 March 2020 and 25 February 2022, there have been 120,731 excess deaths above the five-year average in England and Wales; of these, 116,021 were recorded in England and 6,038 were recorded in Wales.

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