Covid deaths in UK and Wales are officially going down, according to the ONS.
The number of deaths for Covid registered in the UK and in Wales is falling at its lowest, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Covid deaths are officially going down
According to the ONS, the death rate for Covid in England and Wales is falling down at its lowest since March. The total number of deaths registered in the week to July 17 was 8,823, which is 270 less than the older number of 9,093. According to the figures, this is the fifth week in a row that the deaths numbers have been falling down below the five-year average.
The deaths registered in the UK and Wales registered in the week to July 17 confirming “Covid” as cause of death are 295, the lowest since the week ending March 20, when there were 103. The numbers highlight a decrease from 4.2 per cent. The exceptions would be the East Midlands with a total number of deaths rising to 3.0 per cent above the five-year average. The West Midlands registers a 2.7 per cent above the average.
According to the ONS, the other regions registered: a total of 2.3 per cent below the average in south-east England, 2.5 per cent below in south-west England, 2.7 per cent below in eastern England, 3.5 per cent below for Yorkshire and the Humber, 5.5 per cent below in north-west England, 6.9 per cent below the average in London and 9.7 per cent below in north-east England. In Wales, the number of deaths was 1.3 per cent below the five-year average.
These new figures come as more than 56,400 deaths involving Covid have now been registered in the UK and the Government warns to remain vigilant. The Foreign Office is currently working on new policies on shortening the isolation period for travellers arriving to UK.
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