Some more graphs from David Clark, up to week 34 (week ending 21st August). ONS data is here. (All graphs can be clicked to enlarge.)
England and Wales all-cause mortality.
All-cause mortality for England and Wales, with the trend for the ten-year average in there for context.
All-cause mortality for England and Wales by age group. Notice the small recent uptick in deaths in the 45-64 range. David says: “compared to past years the number in the 45–64 age range is more than past years. Is this the consequence of all those things our National Covid Service has not attended to this year?”
The same data as above but scaled up to concentrate on the age groups 75 and under.
England and Wales all-cause mortality age composition.
From week 11 of 2020 the ONS figures include “a separate breakdown of the numbers of deaths involving COVID-19. That is, where COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 was mentioned anywhere on the death certificate, including in combination with other health conditions”. A death can be in both categories if it was both a Covid death and a respiratory death. It’s clear from this graph that most Covid deaths were not respiratory deaths.
“[Covid] Deaths by date of death rather than date of registration. Using England only to compare deaths in hospital attributed to COVID-19 with the total recorded by ONS. The difference being COVID-19 deaths not in hospitals.”