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Deaths involving COVID-19 increased in the UK

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In the UK, there were 346 deaths involving COVID-19 registered in the week ending 24 June 2022, an increase from 309 in the previous week. This accounted for 2.8% of all deaths in the latest week; an increase from 2.5% in the previous week.

There were 12,278 total deaths registered in the UK in the latest week, which is 15.9% above the five-year average.

In England, the number of deaths involving COVID-19 increased from 246 in the previous week to 270 in the latest week (ending 24 June 2022).

Deaths involving COVID-19 increased in groups aged 55 years and over and decreased in those aged 45 to 54 years. Deaths remained similar in groups aged under 45 years. The number of deaths involving COVID-19 increased in five out of nine English regions.

Our data are based on deaths registered in England and Wales and include all deaths where “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)” was mentioned on the death certificate. More information is available in our weekly figures by local authority and health board.

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