The figures are based on a count of weekly deaths in England and Wales by the date when those deaths were registered. An additional, provisional figure released by the ONS shows the number of deaths that actually occurred up to 1 May linked to Covid-19 was at least 35,044.
The good news is we’re seeing the number of deaths – both attributed to Covid-19 and “unexplained” – significantly drop for the first time since the start of the outbreak.
The chart below shows the number of weekly deaths at the end of April has shrinked compared to the previous weeks. However, it is still much higher than the expected mortality rate for this time of year.
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