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The ONS excess winter mortality figures in England and Wales: 2018 to 2019 (provisional) are available here.
The ONS has said:
- there were an estimated 23,200 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in the 2018 to 2019 winter, the lowest since the winter of 2013 to 2014
- excess winter mortality continued to be higher in females compared with males and highest in females aged 90 years and over compared with females at younger ages
- respiratory diseases continued to be the leading cause of excess winter deaths that occurred in 2018 to 2019
- the increased effectiveness of the influenza vaccination across all age groups along with the lower levels of influenza activity during 2018 to 2019 coincided with a decrease in excess winter deaths.
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