England and Wales record no excess deaths for fifth week in row


Coronavirus deaths in England and Wales were at their lowest level for 17 weeks in the week ending 17 July. There were 295 deaths where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, just 3.3% of the total. That represents a 19.4% decrease from the previous week.

Overall deaths in England and Wales in the week ending 17 July were below the five-year average for this week for the fifth week in a row. They were 3% below the seasonal norm. That means there were no excess deaths. Deaths in care homes, hospitals and other communal establishments were below the five-year average, but deaths in private homes were above the five-year average. Although there were no excess deaths in England and Wales overall, in two English regions, the East Midlands and the West Midlands, the death rate was higher than the five-year average.

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