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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 19 May 2020

Some of the main points include:

  • There were 37,375 deaths involving COVID-19 registered up to 8 May (21,145 men and 16,230 women)

  • Most deaths involving COVID-19 have been among those aged 65 and over (33,098 out of 37,375)

  • The total number of deaths in the week ending 8 May was 12,657, lower than in previous weeks but still a third higher than what we normally see at this time of year

  • Care homes had the highest number of excess deaths, while hospital deaths were below the five-year average for the first time since the week ending 20 March

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