Article preview: It’s a sad fact that more people will die this week than the average number of weekly deaths experienced during the rest of the year. In fact, there are typically 40% more deaths in the second week of January compared to an average week. An average of 13,670 in the UK will die this week, equivalent to 81 deaths an hour. This compares with a weekly average of 9,756, when the second week of January is excluded. This spike in the weekly death rate, reported by official government figures over the past five years, is mainly attributed to the cold weather and an increase in winter illnesses.
It’s so important you make a will
This 376 word blog post explains why the second week of January sees a spike in the average weekly death rate in the UK and why it’s so important to make a will. Written on 7th January 2019.
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