Covid-19 registered deaths rise a third in a week – ONS

The number of weekly registered coronavirus deaths has risen beyond 400 and increased by a third in the space of seven days, official figures show.

Some 438 deaths mentioning “novel coronavirus” were registered in England and Wales in the week ending October 9, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

This is a rise of 36% (117 deaths) from the previous week – which saw the highest number of deaths involving Covid-19 since early July.

The ONS figures show that, since the week ending September 4, registered coronavirus deaths have been roughly doubling every fortnight.

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