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Seven in 10 deaths of working-age adults involving coronavirus between March 9 and June 30 were likely to be the result of an infection acquired before the lockdown, new figures show.There were 5,330 deaths involving Covid-19 among 20-64 year olds in England and Wales during this period, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

Of those, 72%, or 3,839 deaths, occurred on or before April 25 and are believed to be likely due to an infection acquired before the lockdown.

The ONS hypothesis is based on evidence that the maximum time between infection and onset of symptoms is 14 days, and there is an average of around 20 days between onset of symptoms and death.

According to the Department of Health and Social Affairs, the number of confirmed cases in the UK has exceeded 398,625, while the total number of deaths is 41,788.


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