Post sponsored by

Source: United Kingdom – Executive Government & Departments

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have released provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 16 October 2020.

Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter, Chair, Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, University of Cambridge, said:

“There continues to be 100 extra non-covid deaths each day in private homes – one-third more than usual, and showing no sign of decreasing.  Perhaps this is a long-term effect of the pandemic.  If there is good end-of-life care, then this could be a positive change, but it is unclear if this is the case.”


All our previous output on this subject can be seen at this weblink:

Declared interests

Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter: “DJS is a paid non-executive director of the UK Statistics Authority, that oversees the work of the ONS.”

MIL OSI United Kingdom