Covid deaths fall by more than a third in a week in England and Wales, official data shows with virus now behind one in 60 fatalities

  • Office for National Statistics data show 129 Covid deaths in week ending May 7 
  • Total deaths in England were 20.2 per cent lower than the five-year average
  • UK has recorded total of 152,919 deaths where Covid was on the certificate 

Covid deaths fell by 37 per cent in a week in England and Wales to the lowest number since the week ending September 11, data has shown. 

Office for National Statistics (ONS) data show there were 129 deaths with Covid on the certificate in the week ending May 7.

But ONS statisticians warned the number was significantly lower because of the bank holiday weekend. 

Around one in 63 (1.6 per cent) deaths registered in the two countries had Covid on the certificate.

The number of total deaths for the week was 7,412 in England — 20.2 per cent below the five-year average for this time of year.

There were 560 total deaths in Wales, 10.3 per cent lower than the national average for that week in the country.

A total of 152,919 deaths have now occurred in the UK where Covid was mentioned on the death certificate, the ONS said.

The highest number of deaths to occur on a single day was 1,477 on January 19.

During the first wave of the virus, the daily death toll peaked at 1,461 deaths on April 8 2020.

Covid deaths fell by 37 per cent in a week in England and Wales to the lowest number since the week ending September 11, Office for National Statistics data has shows

The number of total deaths for the week was 7,412 in England in the week ending May 7 — 20.2 per cent below the five-year average for this time of year 


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