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COVID-19 Deaths by Town

The number of people who have died because of Covid-19 is nearly twice as high as the figure we hear announced every day.

The UK death toll from Covid-19 has surpassed 40,000 according to official figures, with nearly 10,000 care home residents now having died from coronavirus.

Data Provided by Live ONS Map

ONS data for Harrow COVID-19 Deaths
ONS data for Watford COVID-19 Deaths

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Data from ONS

By 1 May, the number of coronavirus deaths announced by the UK government was just over 28,000.

Looking back at death registrations filed then, the figure is higher: just under 36,000 death certificates mentioned Covid-19.

The measure preferred by statisticians, counting all deaths above what would be expected, was even higher: more than 50,000.

Each measure answers different questions.

Deaths by May 1

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