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Deaths in England and Wales fall below 2019 levels
The weekly death toll in England and Wales has fallen below 2019 levels for the first time since late March, analysis by the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has found.
1st July 2020
Delays to social care reforms undermined COVID-19 response, most over-45s say
Years of dithering over social care reforms by the UK government made it harder to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, according to the majority of over-45s polled by Just Group.
30th June 2020
CMI confirms 63,000 excess deaths
There have been 63,000 more deaths in the UK since the start of the coronavirus pandemic than there were during the same period last year, the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has confirmed.
17th June 2020
Coronavirus breakthrough as dexamethasone cuts deaths by third
The risk of death among COVID-19 patients on ventilators has been cut by a third using the widely-available steroid dexamethasone in a trial led by scientists from the University of Oxford.
16th June 2020
COVID-19 could trigger 'sharp rise' in antimicrobial resistance
The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a “sharp rise” in antimicrobial resistance due to the widespread use of antibiotics as treatments, microbiologists from Queen's University Belfast have warned.
10th June 2020
Sustained drop in excess deaths recorded
There has now been a sustained decline in the number of excess deaths recorded in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic, analysis by the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has found.
10th June 2020
Weekly excess death toll falls to lowest point since March
England and Wales have recorded fewer weekly excess deaths than at any point since late March, analysis by the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has found.
2nd June 2020
COVID-19 disrupting vital healthcare services globally, WHO warns
COVID-19 has disrupted vital healthcare services in more than half of countries recently surveyed by the World Health Organization (WHO), and low-income nations are among the worst hit.
2nd June 2020
UK's excess death toll rises to around 64,000
The UK has suffered around 64,000 more deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic than it did during the same period last year, analysis by the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) suggests.
27th May 2020
Fall in excess UK deaths exaggerated by VE Day, CMI warns
The timing of Victory in Europe (VE) Day masked the true number of coronavirus deaths in the UK over week 19 of this year, the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has warned.
20th May 2020