Covid 19 stats, part 4

Some good news.

For the first time since mid-March, excess deaths are below the five year average. Regular readers will know that I have been tracking “excess deaths” (based on data provided by Office for National Statistics¬†) as it strips out any debate as to whether a death was due to Covid 19 or not. Instead, it compares the number of deaths in a week to the five year average¬†for the equivalent week.

The graph above does not mean we are out of the woods yet (as I write, Leicester is being placed in to local lock-down to combat a regional spike) but it does give cause for hope.

 

(note: week 25 is the week ending 19th June 2020. Week 11 – the last time excess deaths were negative, was the week ending 13 March 2020)

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