UK deaths below 5 year average for first 11 weeks of 2020

Stats Surprise

Posted by Gary Smith on Mar 26, 2020

The total deaths in the UK are not above average when compared to the average for the last 5 years so far this year.

Taking official figures of deaths for the first 11 weeks of 2020, the latest available, the number of deaths is below average for the same period over the last 5 years.

Looking at the over 75's compared to the over 75s on average in the previous 5 years, there is also no particular difference to the above trend.

Deaths over 75 in first 11 weeks of 2020, compared with average deaths for same period in previous 5 years

Gary Smith 26th March 2020