CMI: There could already be 25,000 excess deaths due to Covid-19

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The Continuous Mortality Investigation has issued its first weekly mortality update during Covid-19. This shows that as at 3 April 2020, based on provisional deaths data published by the Office for National Statistics on 14 April 2020:

  • There were 59% more deaths registered than if standardised mortality rates had been the same as those in the equivalent week of 2019.
  • The number of 'excess' deaths is 76% higher than the number of registered deaths in the ONS data for that week where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
  • As at 14 April 2020, there could already be over 23,000 cumulative excess deaths in England & Wales, and over 25,000 in the UK.