Weekly registered deaths involving coronavirus in England and Wales have fallen beneath 1,000, and to the bottom stage since October, figures present.
There have been 963 deaths registered in England and Wales within the week ending March 19 the place Covid-19 was talked about on the demise certificates, in keeping with the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS).
That is the bottom quantity because the week ending October 16 and the primary time the weekly demise toll has fallen beneath 1,000 because the following week.
The determine is down 36% on the earlier week’s whole, with about one in 11 (9.3%) of all deaths registered within the newest week mentioning coronavirus on the demise certificates.
A complete of 150,116 deaths have now occurred within the UK the place Covid-19 was talked about on the demise certificates.
General, 10,311 deaths have been registered within the week to March 12, 8.0% beneath the typical for the corresponding interval in 2015-19.
It’s the second week in a row that the general variety of deaths has been beneath the five-year common.
Previous to the 2 most up-to-date weeks, the final time deaths had been beneath common was within the week to September 4.
Deaths involving Covid-19 amongst folks aged 80 and over have now fallen by 90% because the second-wave peak, the figures counsel.
A complete of 536 Covid-19 deaths within the 80 and over age group occurred in England and Wales within the week ending March 12, down from 5,349 deaths within the week ending January 22.
Care residence resident deaths involving Covid-19 have fallen greater than a 3rd (35%) in every week, to 195 deaths within the week ending March 19.
For the reason that second wave peak for care residence resident deaths – the week to January 29 – they’ve fallen 92%.
Deaths that occurred in the latest week of reporting – the week to March 19 – are nonetheless being registered.
A complete of 41,953 care residence residents in England and Wales have now had Covid-19 recorded on their demise certificates because the pandemic started.
The ONS figures cowl deaths of care residence residents in all settings, not simply in care properties.