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NHS crisis causing continued higher-than-normal levels of death
Deaths in England and Wales have remained above average post-Covid lockdowns, with NHS delays likely to ‘have had substantial impact’
The crisis in the NHS is leading to continued higher-than-usual death levels in England and Wales, experts have said.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that almost 170,000 more people than normal died in England and Wales between March 2020, when coronavirus was declared a pandemic, and the end of 2022 – 11% higher than the five-year average.
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