CMI: 2020/21 death rates rise 'worst since WWII'

The CMI revealed higher mortality across one year than the preceding five-year average

Holly Roach
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CMI: 2020/21 death rates rise 'worst since WWII'

The number of deaths registered in England and Wales in week 52 of 2021 was 9% higher than if mortality rates had been the same as in week 52 of 2019, the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) says.

The CMI's mortality monitor shows that the number of deaths was 731 higher between 25 and 31 December than the corresponding week of 2019. The number of deaths registered in week 54 across England and...

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