NHS backlogs and pressure from the pandemic has seen British mortuaries filled with over 10,000 extra bodies over the last 18 weeks, all of which are non-Covid related.

“Figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that over the last four months, England and Wales registered 20,823 more deaths than the five-year average in the past 18 weeks. Only 11,531 deaths involved Covid. It means that around 45 percent of recent deaths were related to other causes.”