Mortality claims statistics from the insurance industry show that more than a million policyholders died in the most recent one-year measurement period, which the sector says is “no doubt” linked to Covid-19.

Data from the Association for Savings and Investment SA (Asisa) shows that 1,023,083 policyholders died between April 1 2020 and March 31 2021 — a 43% increase on the 713,350 deaths over the corresponding period in the previous year...

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