Covid’s hangover: Record number of Brits died of alcohol-specific causes last year

A record number of people died last year as a direct result of alcohol abuse with experts blaming lockdown drinking for the ‘devastating’ rise.

There were 9,641 such deaths in the UK in 2021, which is up 7.4 per cent in a year and up by more than a quarter (27.4 per cent) since 2019, the last pre-Covid year.

The figures, from the Office for National Statistics, only include deaths directly related to boozing, such as alcoholic liver disease, poisoning and some mental disorders.

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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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