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Most fell ill be­fore lock­down

- Incidents · England · Office for National Statistics · April 25 Sports Club · England and Wales

SEVEN in 10 of the work­ing- age adults who died from coro­n­avirus be­tween March 9 and June 30 were likely to have ac­quired the in­fec­tion be­fore lock­down, fig­ures show.

There were 5,330 fa­tal­i­ties in­volv­ing Covid- 19 of 20 to 64- yearolds in Eng­land and Wales, said the Of­fice for Na­tional Statis­tics ( ONS).

Of these, 72 per cent, or 3,839 deaths, oc­curred on or be­fore April 25 and are likely to be as a re­sult of an in­fec­tion ac­quired be­fore lock­down.

It is based on ev­i­dence that the max­i­mum time from in­fec­tion to symp­tom on­set is 14 days, and there are 20 days on av­er­age from symp­toms to death. The lock­down was linked to lower rates of death.

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