Covid-19 deaths in Wealden continue at an extremely high level and are greater than in the first wave of the pandemic last spring.
There were 54 deaths in Wealden where Covid-19 was a factor in the latest seven-day period (up to January 22), according to figures released yesterday (February 2) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The breakdown was:
Care home: 20
Other communal establishment: 1.
This website keeps its own datasets and they show that 54 deaths is the highest weekly total recorded.
In the previous seven day period the toll was 36 and the week before that 29.
January Covid-19 death toll
It means the recorded deaths in the first three weeks of 2021 have reached 119.
And if you look back to the seven weeks since the beginning of December, there have been 157 Covid related deaths in the district.
Deaths from all causes in the latest seven day period totalled 87, meaning that 62% of fatalities had a Covid connection.
Looking at the data from the first wave of the pandemic, the peak weeks were in April and May when the highest seven day total was 21. Our records show 180 Covid deaths in 2020 and already this year we have reached 157.
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These figures show the number of deaths involving coronavirus (Covid-19), based on any mention of Covid-19 on the death certificate.
The deaths that occurred up to January 22 but were registered up to January 30.