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One in ten UK deaths involved COVID-19

The number of deaths in the UK involving Covid-19 rose in the second week of 2022 according to the Office for National Statistics ( ONS ).

Deaths registered in this week were affected by the New Year’s Day Bank holiday.

In the week ending 14 January 2022, there were 1,557 deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, 534 more than in the previous week. This accounted for around one in every 10 deaths (10.2%).

There were 15,257 total deaths registered in the UK in the second week of 2022, which was 5.3% below the five-year average.

The number of deaths involving COVID-19 rose in both England and Wales in the week ending 14 January 2022.

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Between 13 March 2020 and 14 January 2022, there have been 126,831 excess deaths above the five-year average in England and Wales; of these, 121,596 were in England, and 6,520 were in Wales.

Our data are based on deaths registered in England and Wales and include all deaths where “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)” was mentioned on the death certificate.

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