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ONS Statistics updated to w/e 27/03 - more deaths than average

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Baaaahhhhh Tue 07-Apr-20 10:51:44

Still not in to the peak of deaths, but a talking point nonetheless.

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Baaaahhhhh Tue 07-Apr-20 10:54:17

Good lord.... I should be more careful. MORE deaths than the rolling average. Apologies to all.

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TotorosFurryBehind Tue 07-Apr-20 10:59:18

I was just looking at this too, as with all the date about CV deaths in the news I wanted some perspective on what is a normal number of deaths in the UK.

So, for week ending 20th March 2020: The average number of deaths for the corresponding week over the previous five years was 10,573; this means that the overall number of deaths in week 12 of 2020 was slightly higher than previous years.

TotorosFurryBehind Tue 07-Apr-20 10:59:55

Data...not date

HopeMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 07-Apr-20 11:03:36

Hi there,
We've corrected that 'fewer' to 'more' now for you. Stay safe, everyone. x

TotorosFurryBehind Tue 07-Apr-20 11:26:46

I forgot to put in deaths for the current year:

Week 12, 2020: 10645 deaths
Week 12, average across past five years: 10573 deaths

I found this reassuring, as the CV deaths numbers aren't as scary when in context of normal number of weekly deaths.

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