Worst excess deaths in Q1 since Covid second wave

CMI data shows Q1 2023 had 20,200 more deaths from all causes than expected

Jasmine Urquhart
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Worst excess deaths in Q1 since Covid second wave

The first quarter of 2023 had the worst excess mortality since the pandemic’s second wave in the first quarter of 2021, data from the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) shows.

The data, based on provisional deaths statistics for England and Wales from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), found that, in the UK, there were around 171,600 more deaths from all causes th...

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