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UK health officials analyse recent rise in excess deaths

BMJ 2022; 378 doi: (Published 24 August 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o2085
  1. Zainab Hussain
  1. The BMJ

UK health officials are analysing a rise in excess deaths seen in recent months, and circulatory diseases and diabetes are believed to be behind the increase.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show about 10% more deaths than expected since April this year.

In the week ending 12 August England registered 9670 deaths including 878 excess deaths, 10% above the five year average. Wales registered 661 deaths, including 73 excess deaths, in the week ending …

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