A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that using officially registered weekly death data for 2020, non-COVID-19 excess mortality may have been slightly higher that what has been previously estimated.
GLO Discussion Paper No. 1117, 2022
Excess deaths in England and Wales during the first year of COVID-19 – Download PDF
by Laliotis, Ioannis & Stavropoulou, Charitini & Ceely, Greg & Brett, Georgia & Rushton, Rachel
GLO Fellow Ioannis Laliotis
Author Abstract: Using officially registered weekly death data, we estimate a baseline count of excess deaths during 2020 in England and Wales. We break down this number by region, age, gender, place, and cause of death. Our results suggest that there were 82,428 excess deaths in 2020 after the pandemic onset. Almost 90% of these excess deaths were due to COVID-19, suggesting that non-COVID-19 excess mortality may have been slightly higher that what has been previously estimated. Regarding deaths not due to COVID-19, individuals older than 45 years old who died at their homes, mainly from heart diseases and cancer, were the most affected. Supported by regional panel event estimates, our results highlight how measures to mitigate the pandemic spread and ease the pressure on healthcare service systems may adversely affect out-of-hospital mortality from other causes.
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