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Of the 58,186 coronavirus deaths among adults in England during March-December 2020, 77% occurred in hospitals, 93% were in patients >60 years, and 91% occurred within 28 days of positive specimen. Cumulative mortality rates were highest among persons of Black, Asian, other, or mixed ethnicities and in socioeconomically deprived areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1468-1471
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Early online date12 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - May 2021

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Citation: Brown AE, Heinsbroek E, Kall MM, Allen H, Beebeejaun K, Blomquist P, et al. Epidemiology of Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths in Adults, England, March–December 2020. Emerg Infect Dis. 2021;27(5):1468-1471. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2705.203524

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2705.203524


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