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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup 11 May 2021

ONS published the latest data on deaths in England and Wales and an analysis of deaths of care home residents during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  

The main points include:

  • The number of recorded deaths from all causes in England and Wales fell to 9,692 in the latest week, 7.3% below the five-year average.

  • This is the eighth consecutive week that deaths have been below the five-year average.

  • There were 205 deaths involving COVID-19 registered in England and Wales in the week ending 30 April 2021, a decrease of 55 compared with the previous week.

  • The number of deaths of care home residents in England and Wales since the start of the pandemic is 19.5% above the five-year average.

  • Among care home residents, excess deaths (deaths above the five-year average) from all causes were higher in wave one (27,079) than wave two (1,335). This may be due to delayed access to care services and rapid testing during wave one; and lower care home occupancy, vaccine availability and mortality displacement in wave two.

Read the ONS roundup