More than 900 Covid deaths recorded in England and Wales in first week of January

ONS records 58% rise on previous week but figures are artificially high due to Christmas bank holidays

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There were 922 Covid deaths registered in England and Wales in the week to 7 January, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

This was a rise of 58% from the previous week. However ,the increase is artificially high because the figures in the previous week’s release were affected by the Christmas and Boxing Day bank holidays.

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