CMI: Deaths 51% higher in week to Christmas than in 2019

James Phillips
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Deaths in England and Wales were 51% higher in week 52 of 2020 than the corresponding period of 2019, although partly inflated by bank holidays, according to the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI).

Between 19 December and 25 December, 2,912 death certificates mentioned Covid-19, compared to 2,986 in the prior week. Noting the slight drop, the CMI cautioned that, due to the bank holiday on ...

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