Data Dive: More deaths in UK’s second COVID-19 wave than in the first, ONS data suggests

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “Data Dive: More deaths in UK’s second COVID-19 wave than in the first, ONS data suggests” – below is their description.

    Sky News’ analysis of mortality figures reveals deaths in the second wave of COVID-19 infections have overtaken the first in the UK.

    The total number of people to have died in the UK with COVID-19 on their death certificate was just over 117,000 as of 22 January.

    Sky’s Data Editor Ed Conway crunches the latest data.

    Read his analysis here:

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