Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 1 December 2020
01 December 2020
ONS have published the latest figures on weekly deaths involving COVID-19 in England and Wales. The main points include:
There were 2,697 deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) in England and Wales in the week ending 20 November 2020, the highest weekly figure since the week ending 15 May 2020.
By region, the highest number of COVID-19 deaths was reported in the North West (629 deaths), followed by Yorkshire and The Humber (481). In total, there were 12,535 deaths across England and Wales in the week ending 20 November 2020, of which 21.5% involved COVID-19.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 63,852 COVID-19 deaths registered in England and Wales, up to 20 November 2020 (35,358 men and 28,494 women).
The majority of deaths involving COVID-19 have been among people aged 65 years and over (57,184 out of 63,852).