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Excess deaths involving COVID-19 rise for fourth week in a row

Written by on 13 October 2020

The number of registered deaths involving COVID-19 in England and Wales has risen for the fourth consecutive week, according to official figures.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said a total of 321 coronavirus-related deaths were registered in the week ending 2 October.

It is the highest figure since the week ending 10 July.

And it is an increase from 215 deaths in the week to 25 September.

In the week before that there were 139 COVID-19-related deaths registered, and before that it was 99.

Just over 58,500 coronavirus-related deaths have now been registered in the UK.

A total of 106 deaths involving COVID were registered in the north-west of England in the week ending 2 October.

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This is the highest number for the region since the week ending 26 June, the ONS data showed.

It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out a new three-tier lockdown system for England yesterday, with areas given “medium”, “high” and “very high” coronavirus alert levels.