Deaths in England and Wales surge 25% in a single week amid Covid rise

Deaths in England and Wales surge 25% in a single week amid Covid rise

Deaths in England and Wales surged 25% in a single week to a total of 11,035 amid a rise in Covid-related fatalities.

Of those deaths 7.8% were Covid-related, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Covid deaths were the highest since March 2021.

In the week ending September 10, there were 2,238 more deaths compared to the previous week, while there were 1,853 more deaths than the five-year average for the same week.

In England, deaths involving Covid-10 increased to 786 in the week, up from 632 the previous weeIn Wales they rose to 36, up from 25.

It comes just after the UK launched its first booster jab roll out, which will see more than four million people get their third dose of Covid-19 jab.

The booster aims to top up people’s immunity to Covid-19 but can only be administered to those who had their second dose at least six months ago.

Those eligible for the first boosters are:

  • Those living in residential care homes for older adults
  • All adults aged 50 years or over
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • All those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers

  • Adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individual

Those eligible for the first boosters are:

  • Those living in residential care homes for older adults
  • All adults aged 50 years or over
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • All those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers

  • Adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individual

A total of 56 new Covid-related deaths were recorded on Monday, with there were 29,612 new infections.

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