Covid deaths fell a FIFTH last month in England, official data shows

Covid deaths fell by a fifth in England in October but there are early signs they may be creeping up again this month, ONS data shows

  • ONS figures show Covid deaths fell from 64.4 每 100,000 in September to 50.8 每 100,000 在十月
  • It was the first time the coronavirus death rate fell since May, the Government statistical body said
  • But a separate release shows Covid deaths rose to an eight-month high in the week ending November 12
  • The proportion of deaths caused by Covid in England fell by a fifth last month, official data showed today although a separate release suggests fatalities are now starting to creep upwards.

    Office for National Statistics (我们) figures show the number of people dying with Covid mentioned on the death certificate fell from 64.4 每 100,000 in September to 50.8 每 100,000 在十月. It was the first time the monthly Covid death rate had fallen since May.

    新冠病毒 accounted for one in 20 (5.6 百分) of all fatalities during the last month, the third highest cause of death after dementia (101.7 每人死亡 100,00) 和心脏病 (90.1 每 100,000).

    But a separate release from the ONS showed virus deaths have started to nudge upwards up again this month.

    Deaths in England rose to 943 在十一月结束的那一周 12, 从 892 the previous seven-day spell — a rise of 5.7 per cent — while they increased from 75 至 98 在威尔士 (30 百分).

    Across both England and Wales, 1,020 deaths mentioned Covid on the death certificate during the week ending November 12— the first time coronavirus fatalities breached the 1,000 mark since the week ending March 14.

    Death numbers usually lag behind increases in cases by around two weeks, but while infections bounced back up after children returned to classrooms, deaths have started to plateau this month partly due to the successor of the booster vaccine rollout.

    Experts have warned that infections will fluctuate throughout the winter, but hospitalisations and deaths should not spike due to the vaccine rollout and high levels of natural immunity weakening the link between catching Covid and becoming severely unwell.

    Education Secretary Mr Zahawi yesterday predicted that the UK will be the first country in the world to beat the pandemic, because the virus was allowed to spread over the summer when Covid restrictions were lifted.

    The proportion of deaths caused by Covid in England fell by a fifth last month, Office for National Statistics (我们) 数据显示. Graph shows: The age-adjusted rate of Covid deaths per 100,000 在英国

    But a separate release from the ONS showed deaths have started to pick up again this month, rising to an eight-month high in the week ending November 12

    But a separate release from the ONS showed deaths have started to pick up again this month, rising to an eight-month high in the week ending November 12

    Covid was the third largest killer in England in October, with dementia and Alzheimer's accounting for the most fatalities and heart disease killing the second most people

    Covid was the third largest killer in England in October, with dementia and Alzheimer’s accounting for the most fatalities and heart disease killing the second most people

    The Covid death rate in England had been creeping up since May prior to last month’s drop-off in fatalities caused by the virus.

    Deaths by all causes also decreased from 44,474 in September to 43,435 in October — with 912 每 100,000 dying last month.

    英国每日新冠肺炎病例上升 13% 在一个星期内 44,917 但死亡人数略有下降 45 受害人

    The UK’s daily Covid cases have risen by a tenth in a week but deaths fell for the fourth day in a row, as former vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi claims Britain will be the first country to overcome the virus.

    另一个 44,917 infections were recorded yesterday, 增加 13.1 per cent on the 39,705 cases registered last Monday, according to the Government’s Covid dashboard.

    Cases have been trending upwards for the past fortnight after schools went back from the half-term break at the start of the month.

    Deaths have fallen to their lowest since start of month. 然而, the figure released on Monday is always lower than the weekly average due to reporting delays over the weekend. 与此同时, hospitalisations fell by 10 每周百分比.

    Both measurements lag two to three weeks behind the trend in cases due to a delay between a person catching Covid and becoming severely unwell.

    In an early sign of the booster effect, infections are already falling among over-80s, fuelling hopes that the jabs being dished out to youngsters — who are fuelling the latest rise — will similarly bring down case numbers.

    Experts have warned that infections will fluctuate throughout the winter, but hospitalisations and deaths should not spike due to the vaccine rollout and high levels of natural immunity weakening the link between catching Covid and becoming severely unwell.

    It comes as Education Secretary Mr Zahawi yesterday predicted that the UK will be the first country in the world to beat the pandemic, because the virus was allowed to spread over the summer when Covid restrictions were lifted.

    And experts insisted the UK will avoid the wave of cases wreaking havoc across Europe and sending nations back into lockdowns because it went ahead with ‘Freedom Day’.

    The UK was slammed as the ‘sick man of Europethroughout the summer and autumn for consistently recording the highest levels of infection on the continent.

    But Austria yesterday became the first in Western Europe to impose a nationwide lockdown and the Czech Republic and Slovakia have put the unvaccinated under stay-at-home orders. Germany is also considering making vaccines compulsory.

    And violent protests also broke out in the Netherlands, 比利时, Switzerland and Northern Ireland over the weekend opposing curbs.

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    Covid deaths fell from 2,955 至 2,411 in total across England.

    In men, the death rate fell from 85 每 100,000 in September to 67 每 100,000 in October — a drop-off of 20 百分.

    Women similar saw a drop off of 16 百分比来自 48 每 100,000 至 38.3 每 100,000.

    The ONS said: ‘Taking into account the population size and age structure, the age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for deaths due to Covid in England decreased significantly to 50.8 每人死亡 100,000 人, the first decrease since May 2021.

    ‘The ASMR for deaths due to Covid in Wales was 97.6 每人死亡 100,000 人, this was higher than September 2021 but was not statistically significant.

    Covid was the third largest killer in England in October, with dementia and Alzheimer’s accounting for the most fatalities and heart disease killing the second most people.

    Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease killed 102 每人 100,000 上个月, double the amount dying with Covid (51 每 100,000).

    与此同时, heart disease killed around 90 每人 100,000, seven per cent less than the five-year average for the month (97.2 每 100,000).

    然而, the separate data release reviewing deaths up to October 12 shows deaths increased three per cent on the previous week when 995 deaths were registered.

    老年人 80 and over accounted for 44.6 per cent of the deaths registered in the week to November 12 — the lowest proportion for this age group since the week to August 27.

    The figure is down from 46.2 per cent in the previous week and 50.4 per cent two weeks earlier.

    The drop may reflect the impact of booster doses of Covid vaccine, which began to be rolled out in late September to all over-50s who were at least six months on from their second dose.

    老年人 80 and over would have been one of the first groups eligible for a booster, as they would have received their second dose early in the year.

    相比之下, 60- to 79-year-olds accounted for 44.3 per cent of deaths registered in the week to November 12 — the highest percentage for this age group since the week to May 28.

    In the latest week, 曾经有 12,050 deaths from all causes registered in England and Wales.

    This is up 500 from the previous week and 16.6 per cent higher than the average number of deaths for this time measured over five years.

    Registered deaths involving Covid increased in six of the nine English regions and fell in Wales.

    一些 101 care home resident deaths involving Covid were registered, 从下 111 在前一周.

    总共, 44,107 care home residents in England and Wales have had Covid recorded on their death certificate since the pandemic began. The ONS figures cover deaths of care home residents in all settings, not just in care homes.

    总共 169,767 deaths have occurred in the UK where Covid was mentioned on the death certificate, the ONS said.

    The figures also show more than 77,000 extra deaths — or ‘excess deaths— have taken place in private homes in England and Wales since the pandemic began.

    总共 77,379 excess deaths were registered between March 7 2020 和十一月 12 2021. Of this number, 只要 8,998 — 12 per cent — were deaths involving Covid.

    Department of Health figures show England recorded 36,478 cases yesterday and 4,489 people tested positive in Wales, 而 2,481 infections were registered in Scotland and 1,469 were recorded in Northern Ireland.

    Across the four nations, 9.8million infections have been confirmed since the pandemic began last March. But the real number will be many millions more, due to the limited testing capacity at the start of the Covid crisis and not everyone who catches the virus getting tested.

    The latest daily figures show 45 人们在里面死亡 28 阳性测试的天数. The figure — which is always low on Monday due to registration delays over the weekend — marks a drop of 4.3 per cent on the 47 fatalities recorded on the same day last week.

    It is also the smallest daily Covid fatality toll since November 1, 什么时候 40 被记录.

    Latest hospitalisation data, which goes up to last Tuesday, 表演 881 Covid-infected Britons sought NHS care. The figure is 10.2 per cent lower than the 981 people hospitalised with the virus on November 9.

    和 8,024 hospitalised Britons were infected with the virus on Friday, 下 6.9 每周百分比.

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