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    Death rate 'back to normal' in UK

    The number of deaths registered in the UK over one week has fallen below the five-year average for the first time since mid-March.

    More than 80% of local authorities in Great Britain have also seen death rates fall to normal levels.

    The decrease reflects a decline in coronavirus-related deaths, official data shows.

    Of 10,681 deaths registered in the week up to 19 June, 849 (8%) mentioned coronavirus.

    Death rate 'back to normal' in UK - BBC News

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Death rate 'back to normal' in UK

    The number of deaths registered in the UK over one week has fallen below the five-year average for the first time since mid-March.

    More than 80% of local authorities in Great Britain have also seen death rates fall to normal levels.

    The decrease reflects a decline in coronavirus-related deaths, official data shows.

    Of 10,681 deaths registered in the week up to 19 June, 849 (8%) mentioned coronavirus.

    Death rate 'back to normal' in UK - BBC News
    Surely the normal death rate would now be effectively above the normal rate because 44,000 people died of Covid19 and therefore less population with the same number of deaths is an increase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    Surely the normal death rate would now be effectively above the normal rate because 44,000 people died of Covid19 and therefore less population with the same number of deaths is an increase.
    I believe they usually use the previous 5 year average for week number X. Next year we will be able to celebrate months of consistent 'under average death rate' though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ploptimus View Post
    I believe they usually use the previous 5 year average for week number X. Next year we will be able to celebrate months of consistent 'under average death rate' though!
    Very optimistic point of view for a DOOM thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    Surely the normal death rate would now be effectively above the normal rate because 44,000 people died of Covid19 and therefore less population with the same number of deaths is an increase.
    Nope. Death rate is per 1000 (or whatever).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ploptimus View Post
    I believe they usually use the previous 5 year average for week number X. Next year we will be able to celebrate months of consistent 'under average death rate' though!
    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Very optimistic point of view for a DOOM thread
    The early months of next year, at least, are looking grim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Nope. Death rate is per 1000 (or whatever).
    Not according to the chart on the BBC.
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