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“Above-expected” January deaths are due to “extreme cold”

in News · 07-02-2019 10:12:00 · 0 Comments

The DGS national health board has said an “above-expected” number of deaths that occurred in January is due to the “extreme cold” affecting the elderly.

“Above-expected” January deaths are due to “extreme cold”

The DGS said that while the flu virus this year was of “moderate intensity”, the extreme cold topped up a yearly surge in winter deaths. 12,380 deaths were registered last month, until  30 January; 600 more on the monthly January average of the past five years.

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