Regions with the highest mortality rates in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic have been revealed, with London having nearly double the number of deaths as normal.
Britain has had some 55,000 ‘deaths’ by 2020 – the death toll higher than expected for the time of year – up nearly 70 percent from the five-year average on May 8.
The capital has seen an additional 9,200 deaths since March, which is 92 percent higher than the five-year average.
The West Midlands has 58 percent more deaths than usual, with 6,133 deaths since March 6. The death rate in the northwest has risen by 52 percent and suffered a total of 7,360 deaths.
The high death rate provides a clearer picture of how the coronavirus crisis has affected countries, as it includes all fatalities to which the coronavirus contributed.
For example, it represents people who may have died because they had no access to healthcare due to the lock. In normal times, they can result from a particularly deadly flu strain.
Britain suffered the largest share of deaths across Europe this year, as well as the highest COVID-19 death toll, with at least 10,000 additional deaths in nursing homes in England and Wales.
More than 9,000 Londoners have died since March. Nearly 7,800 were directly caused by COVID-19. But 1,626 were unrelated. The figure is 92 percent higher than the five-year average (shown)
Deaths are 58 percent higher in the West Midlands. The West Midlands has an additional 6,193 deaths, with about 1,730 unexplained.
More deaths are 52 percent higher in the northwest, where there are nearly 7,360 more deaths, of which nearly 1,700 are unrelated to COVID-19
The Office for National Statistics revealed the excessive death toll in Britain in a report on Tuesday, May 12, suggesting that at least 55,000 more were killed than expected.
However, the results are different compared to single years. For example, there are only 32,720 deaths compared to 2017/2018, when there was a high death rate from a flu strain.
The rate is 70 percent higher compared to the five-year moving average on May 8. But a quarter of the deaths were not officially attributed to COVID-19.
Analysis by The Sunday Telegraph found three regions that registered more than 50 percent more deaths since early March.
London is hardest hit with more than 9,000 additional deaths from March 6 to May 8 – a 92 percent increase from what would be expected otherwise.
About 1,600 of these were not directly caused by COVID-19.
The northwest is closest behind, with nearly 7,360 additional deaths between March and now, 52 percent higher than expected. Nearly 1,700 of the excess deaths were unrelated to COVID-19.
WHAT ARE EXCESS DEATHS?
Excess deaths are those that occur in addition to those expected to occur in the same period of an average year.
They are measured in the UK over a five-year average.
For example, if the average number of deaths in the first week of April over the past five years was 10,000, the 10,001st person dying in that week is considered a death, along with everyone else who comes after.
Ministers have admitted that “too many deaths” is the most reliable measure of the number of fatalities to which the coronavirus actually contributed.
They take into account not only infected people who died of COVID-19, but also those who died as a result of indirect effects of the outbreak.
The largest contributor is expected to be people whose medical treatment was interrupted or discontinued due to the pandemic, including those who were not hospitalized. NHS data shows that the rise of A&E has halved since March.
The West Midlands had an additional 6,193 deaths, 58 percent higher than expected for that time of year. About 1,730 are unexplained and not caused by COVID-19.
The South East has also been severely affected with 7,200 deaths. A total of 1,841 of those deaths were not due to COVID-19.
It means that the Southeast has experienced most of the pandemic deaths, not caused by COVID-19, anywhere.
Wales has seen 1,910 additional deaths, 59 unrelated to COVID-19, Scotland 4,140 (925 unrelated) and Northern Ireland 643 (65 unrelated).
Death rates for England partly reflect the regions with the highest COVID-19 fatalities – London and Birmingham, in the West Midlands, reported the most deaths for weeks and now also show high mortality rates.
However, the Northeast and Yorkshire, which have the highest rate of coronavirus infections, according to Public Health England data, have had far fewer COVID-19 deaths than one would expect.
Research from Public Health England and Cambridge University, published May 14, suggests that the crucial rate of reproduction, known as the R, is around 0.8 in the Northeast, meaning that every 10 infected people spread the virus to eight other people.
That’s double the 0.4 in London, where experts believe the spread has stalled because more people have become infected and therefore have immunity.
In the southeast, the R rate is 0.71 – every 10 cases leads to seven more – and there are fewer cases per capita.
But according to The Telegraph’s analysis, the region has suffered the most indirect deaths from COVID-19. It proves that other factors unrelated to the spread of the coronavirus itself cause excessive deaths.
The high death toll includes deaths from lack of access to healthcare, as doctors have warned that the public is avoiding A&E to protect the NHS.
Conditions such as stroke and heart attack require immediate medical treatment, but there are indications that people are delaying presentation in hospitals.
It also includes suicides, which are feared to increase as a domino effect of people’s mental health deterioration during the lockdown, or as a result of financial worries.
It may also include victims who may not have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and who have therefore never had their death certificates written on them.
How many deaths are there in the East, Yorkshire, East Midlands and North East, and how they relate to the five-year average
Across England, South West has the lowest change in death rate from death
Scotland has had 4,140 excess deaths, 925 unrelated to COVID-19
Wales has seen 1,910 additional deaths, 59 of which are unrelated to COVID-19
Northern Ireland has suffered an additional 643 deaths, 65 of which are unrelated to COVID-19
The coronavirus infects people twice as fast in the North East of England than in London, real-time following the reproductive ‘R’ ratings. However, the death rate does not always match. There are more deaths in the Southeast and Northwest than in Yorkshire and the Northeast, despite the fact that the virus spreads faster there
Gail Davey, a professor of global epidemiology of health at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, said excessive mortality helps explain deaths – which occurred because people avoided going to hospital.
“It would be better to acknowledge the excess deaths and use it to help the whole country get left behind on what remains to be done,” he told The Sunday Telegraph.
Deaths not due to COVID-19 fell below average for the first week to May 8, a positive sign after weeks of rising numbers.
“Apparently there are no non-COVID deaths, which is in sharp contrast to the previous weeks of the epidemic and may be due to fewer registrations,” said Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter on the Office For National Statistics report on Tuesday.
Professor Kevin McConway, emeritus professor of applied statistics, The Open University, said, “Surplus deaths in the last week available here, ending May 8, were about 3,100, which is much less than the peak of more than 12,000 a week in the midway point. April.
The number of deaths not mentioning COVID-19 was 800 less than the average number of deaths that week in the past five years.
“I cannot say why this is so, and it will take a significant further analysis of US in the future to shed light on it.
Two possible explanations occurred to me, although I cannot say how likely they are. One is that the week ending May 8 included the bank holiday of early May. Public holidays always change the exact dates of death registration according to ONS. ‘
The other explanation could be that doctors are more likely to write COVID-19 on death certificates for those where it is not entirely clear whether the disease was involved, increasing the excess deaths in the COVID-19 category.
The number of deaths in hospitals has now decreased so much that the number of deaths among them is lower than average at this time of year, and the government has said that there are now fewer than 10,000 people in hospital in England.
But the crisis continues in nursing homes. In the week between May 2 and May 8, there were still more than 2,000 ‘deaths’.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has previously been pushed to explain why Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer has caused up to 10,000 “unexplained” excess deaths in nursing homes.
According to the Financial Times, Britain has suffered the largest share of deaths across Europe during the coronavirus crisis.
Belgium is the second worst hit European country, with 9,000 deaths from May 3 – 57 percent higher than average, the FT found.
During the coronavirus crisis, Britain suffered the largest share of deaths in Europe
Belgium is the second worst-hit European country, with 9,000 deaths on May 3 – 57 percent higher than average, according to the Financial Times. Deaths in Spain have increased by 44 percent compared to the five-year average, after 30,000 additional fatalities
Deaths in Spain have increased by 44 percent compared to the five-year average, after 30,000 additional fatalities.
REVEAL THE SUPREME DEITES OF EUROPE
In 2020, about 55,000 more Britons died than usual, up nearly 70 percent on May 8 compared to the five-year average.
Belgium is the second hardest-hit country on the continent, suffering 9,000 additional deaths on May 3 – 57 percent higher than average.
Deaths in Spain have risen by 44 percent compared to the five-year average after 30,000 additional fatalities.
The National Health Institute said that since February 20, 91,000 have died, 25,000 more than normal (39 percent).
In 2020, about 22 percent more French people will die than usual.
The country had 5,800 additional deaths until April 19, about 7 percent above the average.
There has been only one study so far comparing death rates in Italy, suggesting that deaths are 39 percent higher than normal.
Italy’s National Health Organization said since February 20 – when it registered its first COVID-19 case – 91,000 deaths, 25,000 more than average.
France recorded a sharp increase in deaths in March, but after the closing in April, the rate even fell below usual levels.
It means that the nation has experienced 22 percent more deaths than usual.
French officials say the April decline was likely caused by a sharp decline in car accidents and a decrease in viral disease deaths, aided by lockdown.
Germany – one of the countries in Europe that is averting a major crisis – had 5,800 additional deaths until April 19, about 7 percent above average.
While the direct impact of the COVID-19 outbreak will be devastating, Britain is expected to experience “persistent negative health effects,” as the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) previously warned.
In a briefing published in April, the think tank said, “A debate has begun as to whether the adverse health effects of a recession may be greater than the increased morbidity and mortality within the pandemic itself.”
The IFS predicts that hundreds of thousands of people may develop long-term chronic physical and mental health problems, mainly due to financial pressures.
There have also been warnings that the pandemic will cause a mental health crisis, an increase in obesity and alcoholism.
The magnitude of the problem will not become apparent many months or even years later.
At the beginning of the crisis, the NHS postponed all non-urgent choice activities for at least the next three months to make beds available for people with COVID-19.
George Stoye, an associate director at IFS, said, “This will cause immediate distress to those affected and endanger waiting times that can take years to relax.”