UK's Covid death toll exceeds 180,000

UK
# 01 February 2022 14:47 (UTC +04:00)

The UK’s Covid-19 death toll has passed 180,000, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics, APA reports citing The Guardian.

A total of 1,264 deaths occurred in England and Wales in the week ending 21 January which mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate, taking the UK-wide total to 180,622.

The number of deaths in the most recent weeks was above the five-year average in private homes, but below the average in hospitals and care homes.

The figures also show that there have now been just under 45,000 deaths in care homes in England and Wales since the start of the pandemic.

Around one in nine or 11.6% of all deaths registered in England and Wales in the week to January 21 mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate.

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