Rise in Covid Deaths is Reversed

I thought I’d share this graph based on today’s ONS statistics. The red line is excess deaths over the previous 5 year average (blue is total deaths, solid grey is avg). As you can see, in the week to 4th Sep, there was a very dramatic fall in the number of excess deaths in England and Wales, reversing a previous trend upwards.

This is very good news. Let’s hope it continues.