A complete of 7,320 deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 5 February talked about coronavirus on the dying certificates, in accordance with new knowledge.
The determine from the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS) is down 13% from 8,433 deaths in the week to January 29.
Some 42.6% of all deaths registered in England and Wales in the week to five February talked about COVID-19 on the dying certificates – the third highest proportion recorded in the course of the pandemic.
Of the 7,320 deaths linked to coronavirus, the illness was the underlying reason behind dying in 89.1% of them.
By comparability, of the 4,993 deaths that concerned influenza and pneumonia, these sickness had been the underlying reason behind dying in solely 6.1% of these deaths.
Deaths involving coronavirus declined in all areas, with southeast England reporting the biggest lower.
However the variety of deaths from all causes throughout all English areas stays above their five-year common: the best seen in London at 69.8%, in comparison with 10.7% in Yorkshire and the Humber.
There has additionally been an increase in the variety of individuals with antibodies for the virus that causes COVID-19, indicating they’ve both been contaminated with the illness or had a vaccine.
One in 5 individuals in England have antibodies, the ONS discovered.
That ratio rises to one in seven in Wales and Northern Eire, and an estimated one in 9 in Scotland.
Older individuals had been extra prone to have antibodies in England.
However in Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire the best charges had been seen amongst youthful adults.
Esther Sutherland, principal statistician on the ONS, mentioned: “Antibody positivity charges have elevated throughout all 4 nations and the results of the vaccination programmes have begun to seem, particularly in the older age teams.”