The geography of excess deaths

9 September 2020

Nuffield Fellows Richard Breen and John Ermisch expand their work on the geography of excess deaths during the peak months of COVID-19 in the UK in this preprint paper. They find that higher excess mortality is associated with areas with larger non-white populations and higher deprivation.

The paper also looks at the post-peak decline in excess deaths, find a slower decline in excess in more socially deprived areas but a faster decline in areas with a larger non-white population.

(Richard Breen and John Ermisch, ‘The Geography of Excess Deaths in England during the Covid-19 pandemic: Longer term impacts and monthly dynamics’. Published as a preprint on medRxiv 2020.09.07.20188003, doi: 10.1101/2020.09.07.20188003)