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ONS: Deaths are 15% higher than NHS official numbers in England

by LLB Reporter
14th Apr 20 12:08 pm

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), around one in ten coronavirus related deaths happened outside of hospital which were registered up to 3 April.

217 deaths were registered in care homes, 33 in hospices, 136 in private homes, three in other communal establishments and 17 elsewhere, out of 406, with 3,716 occurred in hospital.Including the deaths that occurred up to 3 April, but were registered up to 11 April, the number involving coronavirus was 6,235.

Nick Stripe, head of health analysis and life events at the ONS said, “The latest comparable data for deaths involving Covid-19 with a date of death up to 3 April show there were 6,235 deaths in England and Wales.

“When looking at data for England, this is 15% higher than the NHS numbers as they include all mentions of Covid-19 on the death certificate, including suspected Covid-19, as well as deaths in the community.

“The 16,387 deaths that were registered in England and Wales during the week ending 3 April is the highest weekly total since we started compiling weekly deaths data in 2005.”The UK announced that 717 more coronavirus hospital patients have died on Monday, with the total number of confirmed deaths now stands at 11,329.

A total of 88,621 people have tested positive in the UK for coronavirus, up by 4,342 on Monday.

667 patients in England died in hospitals, with total in the country now totals 10,621.

Of these deaths, 118 happened on 12 April and 537 were recorded between 1 April 11 April. The last 12 deaths took place last month to 26 March.

The patients were aged between 17 and 101-years old. 40 of those people aged between 37 to 98-years old had no underlying health conditions.

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