LGA responds to ONS figures on excess deaths

"These figures act as a truly tragic reminder of how many people, including those who are older and vulnerable, have lost their lives during the pandemic, leaving behind family and friends in mourning."


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Responding to the latest Office for National Statistics figures on excess deaths, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

“These figures act as a truly tragic reminder of how many people, including those who are older and vulnerable, have lost their lives during the pandemic, leaving behind family and friends in mourning. 

“Although the highest numbers of excess deaths were recorded at the peaks of the pandemic, this data reveals that non-COVID-related deaths remain above the five-year average across eight age groups. 

“As well as an increase number of excess deaths, it is clear that millions of people are still suffering from the impact of COVID-19. The Government needs to undertake further work to understand the consequences of long COVID and support those in our communities living with the effects of it.”