The number of deaths related to Covid-19 recorded every week in England and Wales has risen above 2,000 for the first time since May.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in the week ending Nov. 13, a total of 2,466 deaths were recorded that listed Covid-19 on the death certificate.
This is the highest number of deaths related to Covid-19 since the week ending May 22.
It’s also up from 1,937 deaths in the week to Nov. 6 – a 27% jump.
In North West England, there were 615 deaths involving Covid-19 in the week ending Nov. 13 – the highest number for the region since the week ending May 15, according to the ONS.
Yorkshire and the Humber recorded 450 Covid-19 deaths in the week to November 13, again the highest for the region since the week of May 15.
About 284 Covid-19 deaths were recorded in the West Midlands – the highest since the week of May 22 – while 245 were recorded in the East Midlands, the highest since the week of May 15.
There are now more than 71,200 deaths related to Covid-19 in the UK, according to new figures.
A total of 68,524 deaths have been recorded so far in the UK, where Covid-19 was listed on the death certificate, according to the latest reports from the UK statistical offices.
This includes 62,162 deaths in England and Wales up to Nov. 13 (and recorded up to Nov. 21), which were confirmed by the ONS on Tuesday.
Since these statistics were compiled, an additional 2,432 deaths are known to have occurred in England, plus 80 in Scotland, 128 in Wales and 91 in Northern Ireland, according to additional data published on the government’s coronavirus dashboard.
Together, these totals mean that 71,255 deaths related to Covid-19 have occurred in the UK so far.