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Covid-19: UK suffers record rise in alcohol-related deaths during pandemic

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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8,974 people died of alcohol-specific causes in 2020, 18.6% more than in 2019. It is the largest increase since records began in 2001, Britain's Office for National Statistics says. Previous data from health authorities in England had shown a 21% rise in deaths from alcoholic liver disease.
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The Guardian

Britain’s drinking deaths rose at record rate in pandemic

Official figures show deaths increased nearly 19% in 2020 as Public Health England notes changing consumption patterns

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
Ownership:Scott Trust Limited
Reuters

Britain suffers record rise in alcohol deaths during COVID pandemic

LONDON - The United Kingdom saw a record rise in the number of deaths caused by alcohol misuse last year, which public health officials said was linked to the wider social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some 8,974 people died of alcohol-specific causes in 2020, 18.6% more than in 2019 and the largest increase since records began in 2001, Britain's Office for National Statistics said.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
Ownership:The Woodbridge Company
The Independent

Alcohol deaths in UK hit new high after record increase

It is too early to know if the rise can be linked to the Covid-19 lockdowns.

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
Ownership:Alexander Lebedev
News24

Covid-19: UK suffers record rise in alcohol-related deaths during pandemic

The United Kingdom saw a record rise in the number of deaths caused by alcohol misuse last year, which public health officials said was linked to the wider social impact of the pandemic.

2 months ago·South Africa
Ownership:24.com
Russia Today

UK alcohol deaths hit new record

The UK has seen its highest yearly increase in the number of deaths directly related to alcohol consumption, new government figures show, with the somber record reached in 2020 amid the pandemic.According to new figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on Tuesday, 8,974 deaths “from alcohol-specific causes” were registered in the UK in 2020. The figure represents an 18.6% increase in deaths of that category compared with 2019,…

2 months ago·Russian Federation
Ownership:Government of Russia, State Media
FijiTimes

Britain suffers record rise in alcohol deaths during COVID pandemic

The United Kingdom saw a record rise in the number of deaths caused by alcohol misuse last year, which public health officials said was linked to the wider social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Some 8,974 people died of alcohol-specific causes in 2020, 18.6% more than in 2019 and the largest increase since records began in 2001, Britain’s Office for National Statistics said. Previous data from health authorities in England had shown a 21% rise …

2 months ago·Fiji
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