Coronavirus deaths drop to lowest level since BEFORE lockdown

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Nearly three times as many people today die from flu and pneumonia than from coronavirus in England and Wales, official statistics revealed today.

Covid-19-related deaths fell to their lowest level since well before the lockdown, with 283 people succumbing to the potentially fatal infection in the week ending July 10.

In contrast, 418 coronavirus deaths were recorded in England and Wales in the previous seven days and more than 8,000 were recorded at the height of the crisis in April.

It is the lowest figure since the week ending March 13, 10 days before Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced drastic measures to curb the spread of the virus.

By comparison, 917 deaths from influenza and pneumonia were recorded in the same week. The number of recorded Covid-19 deaths – which is still slightly higher than the number of deaths – during the same period was 366.

The most recent data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also shows that the number of deaths has declined in all parts of England and Wales as the virus continues to die off in the UK.

And deaths from whatever cause are now the lowest for all year, with promising statistics showing the death toll has been below average for the past four consecutive weeks.

ONS experts explained that Covid-19 likely accelerated the deaths of people who would have died from other causes, meaning the deaths for the year have been recorded. As a result, fewer people are now dying from causes such as heart disease and dementia, as they have already succumbed to the coronavirus.

Separate data last week showed infection levels in the UK have stabilized and scientists suggest the death rate may drop due to warmer weather. However, there are growing concerns that the virus will reappear and cause more death and illness in the winter, when people are more susceptible.

IS THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC IN BRITTANY ON THE GROWTH AGAIN?

Another 27 people who have tested positive for the coronavirus have died in hospital in Britain today, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths during the pandemic to 45,300

Britain’s coronavirus outbreak could increase, as figures revealed yesterday that the average number of daily cases rose for the fourth day in a row for the first time since April.

Health ministry bosses have released 580 more cases of Covid-19 – bringing the seven-day moving average of infections to 628 after the rate fell to a four-month low of 546 on July 8.

Government statistics show that the last time the average rose for at least four consecutive days was on April 11, when the number of infections began to slow before plummeting in late May and June.

But it takes patients weeks to die from Covid-19, on average, which means officials cannot rule out an error in the numbers or confirm that the outbreak has worsened since “Super Saturday” during at less a week more.

And hospital admissions – another tracking indicator of the crisis – have yet to rise despite fears of an inevitable surge caused by millions of people flocking to pubs to enjoy their freedom on July 4.

Number 10’s science advisory group admitted last week that the outbreak was declining at a slightly slower rate and separate official figures suggested as many as 2,000 people were still infected each day in England alone.

Since the first coronavirus deaths were recorded, in the week ending March 13, a total of 50,505 have been counted in the ONS comparison data through July 10.

And during the same period, 25,055 people died from the flu or pneumonia mentioned on their death certificates.

During most of the worst days of the epidemic, deaths linked to Covid-19 far exceeded those linked to the flu or pneumonia. This peaked in the week that ended April 17, with 6,827 more coronavirus deaths than those caused by other lung diseases.

Since then, the gap has gradually narrowed and influenza and pneumonia have become a more common cause of death for the first time since March of the week that ended June 19, when there were 219 fewer deaths from Covid-19 than those from influenza / pneumonia.

The two are put together to create an equal number for severe respiratory infections – the flu season fluctuates wildly, but there are other similar bugs that can affect people in similar ways.

Deaths from influenza and pneumonia were also below average during the UK epidemic, likely because people who would normally have died from these diseases caught Covid-19 and died from it instead.

Professor Carl Heneghan, director of the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford, said: “The past four weeks have seen fewer deaths than the five-year average.

This week saw 560 fewer deaths than the five-year average, and the past four weeks, 986 fewer deaths have occurred than the five-year average.

“This significant trend of reducing deaths from the average is probably due to deaths that occurred a few months earlier in frail people and the elderly from Covid-19.

Professor Heneghan, epidemiologist and evidence-based medicine expert, added: “It will be essential to observe during these weeks whether this trend continues. “

There were a total of 8,690 recorded deaths in England and Wales in the week to July 10, according to the ONS, 560 below the five-year average of 9,250.

This is the fourth week in a row that recorded deaths – which relate to when they are recorded rather than when they occurred – are below the five-year average.

The number of deaths in nursing homes and hospitals in the week to July 10 was also lower than the five-year average (283 and 901 deaths, respectively), while the number of deaths in private residences was 706 higher. than the five-year average.

Of the deaths recorded in England and Wales during the week ending July 10, 366 mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate.

That’s down from 532 the week before, and the lowest number of deaths involving Covid-19 since the week ending March 20 (103 deaths). But the actual death toll is the lowest since the week ending March 13.

It comes amid fears that Britain’s coronavirus outbreak could worsen after figures revealed yesterday that the average number of daily cases rose for the fourth day in a row for the first time since April.

Health ministry bosses have released 580 more cases of Covid-19 – bringing the seven-day moving average of infections to 628 after the rate fell to a four-month low of 546 on July 8.

Government statistics have shown that the last average increase of at least four consecutive days was on April 11, when the number of infections started to slow before dropping in late May and June.

But it takes patients weeks to die from Covid-19, on average, which means officials cannot rule out an error in the numbers or confirm that the outbreak has worsened since “Super Saturday” during at less a week more.

And hospital admissions – another tracking indicator of the crisis – have yet to rise despite fears of an inevitable surge caused by millions of people flocking to pubs to enjoy their freedom on July 4.

Number 10’s science advisory group admitted last week that the outbreak was declining at a slightly slower rate and separate official figures suggested as many as 2,000 people were still infected each day in England alone.

WHICH AUTHORITIES IN ENGLAND AND WALES HAVE HAVE THE MOST DEATHS FROM COVID-19?

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Birmingham

County Durham

Leeds

Liverpool

Sheffield

East Cheshire

Bradford

Croydon

Brent

Barnet

Wirral

Manchester

Ealing

Cheshire West et Chester

Buckinghamshire

Herse

Enfield

Walsall

Cardiff

Sandwell

DEATH IN ALL AREAS

1 215

704

702

574

570

545

498

494

489

454

434

413

408

403

398

398

389

385

378

369

AND WHICH PARTS OF THE TWO NATIONS HAVE RECORDED THE LESS FATALITIES?

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Îles Scilly

City of London

Ceredigion

Hastings

Southern hams

Devon occidental

Middle Devon

Torridge

Rutland

West Lindsey

Norwich

North Devon

Ribble Valley

Lincoln

Melton

Mendip

Ryedale

Teignbridge

Isle of Anglesey

Maldon

DEATH IN ALL AREAS

0

4

7

dix

12

15

17

20

23

23

25

26

27

27

28

28

31

33

33

34

HOW MANY PEOPLE REALLY HAVE DIE FROM CORONAVIRUS IN THE UK?

Department of Health: 45,312

The latest Health Ministry death tally for all parameters (at 9 a.m. on July 20) stands at 45,312.

Daily data does not represent the number of patients with Covid-19 who died in the past 24 hours – it is only the number of deaths reported and registered with authorities.

It also only takes into account patients who test positive for the virus, as opposed to deaths suspected to be due to the coronavirus.

National statistical agencies: 56093

Data compiled by statistical agencies from each of the countries of origin show that 56,093 people died from confirmed or suspected Covid-19 across the UK at the end of May.

The Office for National Statistics yesterday confirmed that 51,096 people in England and Wales had died with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 on July 10.

The coronavirus death toll was 824 on the same day in Northern Ireland, according to the Statistics and Research Agency for Northern Ireland (NISRA).

National Records Scotland – which collects statistics north of the border – said 4,173 people had died across the country on June 22.

Their counts are always 10 days behind the Ministry of Health (DH) because they wait until as many deaths as possible for each date have been counted, to avoid having to revise their statistics.

Death Surplus: 65,249

The total number of excess deaths has now risen to 65,000.

Excessive deaths are considered an accurate measure of the number of people killed by the pandemic, as they include a wider range of victims.

As well as including people who may have died with Covid-19 without ever having been tested, the data also shows how many more people have died because their medical treatment has been postponed, for example, or who have not or were unable to make it to the hospital when they were seriously ill.

Data from England and Wales show that there were 59,324 additional deaths between March 15 and June 12, as well as 4,924 in Scotland between March 10 and June 22 and 1,001 in Northern Ireland between March 28 and June 26.

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