UK records almost 62,000 excess deaths during pandemic

  02 June 2020    Read: 877
UK records almost 62,000 excess deaths during pandemic

Some 62,000 more people than usual have died in the United Kingdom during this year’s coronavirus pandemic according to the latest available data, an expert from the Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday, AzVision.az reports citing Reuters.

Epidemiologists say excess mortality - deaths from all causes that exceed the five-year average for the time of year - is the best way of gauging the number to have died from a disease outbreak because it is internationally comparable.

 


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