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Powys Covid-19 deaths climb to 75

Created on 19/05/2020 @ 12:22
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The Office of National Statistics has sadly reported this morning that 75 Powys residents have died up to May 8 with Covid-19 mentioned on their death certificates.

The figure, an increase of 10 on the previous week, is regarded as the most accurate and it includes 30 deaths in hospital and 41 in care homes. Four people have died in their own homes.

Across England and Wales, there were 3,930 new deaths over the seven-day period (down from 6,035 the previous week) with 2,622 of those concerning people aged 80 and over. Over a quarter (1,015) were aged 90 or over.

The figures are compiled from death certificates registered by May 16. Some of those included may not have been tested for Covid-19, but were displaying symptoms prompting doctors to mention the virus on the death certificate.

It is important to point out that this is why it is being reported that they have died ‘with’ Covid-19, and not ‘of’.

The England and Wales figures:

Up to May 8, there were 37,375 deaths registered in England and Wales involving the coronavirus (Covid-19) (21,145 men and 16,230 women).

The majority of deaths involving Covid-19 have been among people aged 65 years and over (33,098 out of 37,375), with 46% (15,079) of these occurring in the over-85 age group.

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