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‘Love Itself Shall Slumber On’ to those we have lost to #Covid

Around the world 5,459,176 people have died so far from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak as of January 02, 2022, 17:09 GMT. Although this figure is believed to be an underestimation.

As at 2nd January 2022 the number of people in the UK who have died as a result of Covid was 148,851 and that number for those where Covid is mentioned on the death certificate is 172,657.

Deaths within 28 days
of a positive Covid test
Deaths with COVID-19
on the death certificate
England129,432146,118
Scotland9,85812,356
Wales6,5819,103
Northern Ireland2,9803,968

Everyone of these numbers is a person.

As another year unfolds we think of those who have died due to the Covid-19 pandemic which has brought so much pain and suffering across the globe.

Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heap’d for the belovèd’s bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Image by Rosie Hopkins

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