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A century later: England, Wales file highest variety of annual deaths in 2020

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LONDON: With coronavirus pandemic claiming over 600,000 lives, England and Wales have recorded essentially the most deaths in 2020 of any 12 months in additional than a century. 

No less than 604,000 individuals died of COVID-19 in each international locations previously 52 weeks – about 73,000 or 14% above the five-year common, stated Nick Stripe from Britain’s Workplace of Nationwide Statistics. 

Just one 12 months, i.e. 1918, noticed annual deaths prime 600,000. That was the 12 months the Spanish flu pandemic struck. 

“Looking at excess deaths, we began the year with death levels below the 5-yr average. This was followed by a huge peak in the spring, driven by COVID, until lockdown 1 took effect.”

Stripe stated the figures indicated that the variety of extra deaths, adjusted for inhabitants, can be on the highest stage since 1940.

“Even with measures taken to limit COVID spread, 2020 will still top 1951, the year of a major flu epidemic,” he stated. “Without all our efforts, 2020 could have been much worse.”

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