Covid-19 deaths higher than those from pneumonia and flu, UK analysis finds

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Malte Mueller
Malte Mueller
Malte Mueller

Covid-19-related deaths have outpaced the number of deaths that occurred as a result of pneumonia and influenza (flu), a new UK analysis has revealed.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS), which released the report on 23 May, noted that, while the number of Covid-19 deaths had fallen from previous peaks, "it [remained] higher than the number caused by flu and pneumonia".

The team that conducted the analysis wanted to know whether the new virus was behaving similarly to the flu or pneumonia, and used death certificates to compare the death rates between 2020 and 2022.

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