Life expectancy fell during pandemic across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland

Life expectancy fell in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland from 2020 to 2022 due to increased mortality during the pandemic, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Male life expectancy varied across local areas, with a peak of 83.7 years in Hart, North East Hampshire, and a low of 73.4 years in Blackpool. The decrease in life expectancy was attributed to the impact of the pandemic on mortality rates.

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