The number of deaths up to 26 June was 335,578 which is 54,023 more than the five-year average (4,444 more Non-COVID deaths than expected so far).
Total number of COVID-19 deaths by ONS and GOV.UK
||Reported by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on GOV.UK (26th June)
||ONS: Deaths that occurred up to 26th June but were registered up to 4th July (E&W). NRS for Scotland. NISRA for NI.
|Total (26th June)
||Only includes deaths where the patient has a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 test
||Contains deaths where COVID-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate
The Trend in Deaths on GOV.UK
The number of deaths involving COVID-19 reported on GOV.UK up to 26 June 2020, England and registered by 4th July
The trend in COVID-19 deaths continues to decline but is slowing over time. It is currently showing an average reduction of 4 deaths per day.
Disclaimer: the article has not been peer-reviewed; it should not replace individual clinical judgement, and the sources cited should be checked. The views expressed in this commentary represent the views of the authors and not necessarily those of the host institution, the NHS, the NIHR, or the Department of Health and Social Care. The views are not a substitute for professional medical advice.
Jason Oke is a Senior Statistician at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and Module Coordinator for Statistical Computing with R and Stata (EBHC Med Stats), and Introduction to Statistics for Health Care Research (EBHC), as part of the Evidence-Based Health Care Programme.
Carl Heneghan is Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and Director of Studies for the Evidence-Based Health Care Programme. (Full bio and disclosure statement here)