Wealden Covid-19 deaths: A distressing new high

Deaths where Covid-19 is a factor have risen again in Wealden, according to the latest seven-day figures published yesterday (January 26) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The total for the week was 36; up from 29 the week before.

In the first wave of the Cornavirus pandemic, the highest weekly total was in April when 21 deaths were recorded.

Hospital deaths

In this last week, 24 of the Wealden deaths were in hospital, eight in care homes, one at home, two in an hospice and one in “another communal establishment”.

In the first two weeks of this year, there have been 65 Covid deaths announced. The total for last six weeks is 103 – in the whole of 2020 there were 180, according to datasets kept by this website.

When looking at Wealden deaths for all causes in the latest figures, there were 76 deaths meaning Covid was a factor in nearly one in two deaths in the last seven-day period.

Death certificate

It is worth noting that the ONS data includes deaths that occurred up to January15 but were registered up to January 23.

Deaths involving coronavirus (Covid-19) are based on any mention of Covid-19 on the death certificate.

We usually update infection numbers on a Monday and our last report showed a downward trend was developing and this appears to be continuing into the new week.

  • UckfieldNews.com maintains its own datasets relating to Covid-19 in Wealden and Uckfield. They are built using published sources, generally the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the UK Government.

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