Alcohol Deaths In England And Wales Rise To 20-Year-High During Pandemic


The number of people dying of alcohol consumption reached a 20-year high during the CCP virus pandemic, official figures for England and Wales have shown.

According to new data released on Thursday by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), 7,423 people in England and Wales died of alcohol-specific causes in 2020.

The number was 19.6 percent higher than in 2019, during which 6,209 people were killed by alcohol. It was also the highest annual death toll for the past 20 years.

The steep rise in alcohol-related deaths appears to have been related to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic.

The ONS said that from January to March 2020—before the first national COVID-19 lockdown began—the death rate from alcohol abuse was “statistically similar” to rates in previous years.

However, over the rest of 2020—after the lockdown began in late March—the death rate became “significantly higher” than in any other year since 2001.READ MORE

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