23 Oct Coronavirus not among 10 most common causes of death in September – ONS | UK News
There were 2,703 excess deaths across England and Wales in September, official figures show – but coronavirus was not in the 10 leading causes of fatality.
The numbers released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), are relative to the five-year average, counting from 2015 to 2019.
The leading cause of death in September for both nations was dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
However, coronavirus was the underlying cause of death in 11.5% of all deaths in England and 9% of those in Wales from January to September this year.