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Covid deaths were still responsible for one in THREE deaths in England in first week of January

Added 01-19-21 11:36:03am EST - “The Office for National Statistics found 6,057 people died from the disease in England in the week up to January 8, which was 93 per cent more than the? 3,144 the previous seven days.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Covid deaths were still responsible for one in THREE deaths in England”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Covid deaths in England almost doubled in the first week of January, official figures revealed today — but the tally was skewed upwards because of reporting lags over Christmas and New Year.

An Office for National Statistics (ONS) report found 6,057 people died from the disease in the week up to January 8, which was 93 per cent more than the 3,144 the previous seven days.

However, statisticians say the figures in this week's release should be 'interpreted with caution' because the week before contained Boxing Day and New Year's Day. There are often delays in registering fatalities on bank holidays. 

Covid was still responsible for a third (34.1 per cent) of the 17,751 total deaths in England in the most recent week, meaning it was killing roughly the same proportion of people as it was in the last week of December (31.2 per cent). 

Every English region saw deaths from the virus rise in the first seven days of January, the ONS said, with the South East recording the highest number at 1,197 deaths, followed by 1,047 in London, and 816 in the East of England. The North East (229) and the South West (285) suffered the fewest fatalities.

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