Coronavirus deaths in Wales ROSE this month for the first time since April – but deaths from all causes are below average for a THIRD week in a row, official statistics show
- Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales now at their lowest level since March 13
- Weekly deaths continue to fall in all English regions but rose in Wales
- Number of people dying in their own homes remains higher than average
- But hospital and care home deaths from any cause are lower than usual
The number of people dying of coronavirus rose in Wales for the first time since April in the first week of July, official statistics show.
A total of 30 people died with Covid-19 in the week from June 27 to July 3, according to Office for National Statistics data, up from 26 a week earlier.
Deaths continued to fall in all regions of England during that week, suggesting the Covid-19 outbreak may have stopped shrinking in Wales.
The country has, however, recorded significantly fewer deaths than all English regions but two.
For England and Wales as a whole, however, the number of people dying of all causes has now been below average for three weeks in a row.
In the most recent week for which data are available, coronavirus-specific deaths hit their lowest level since mid-March, with 381 people dying.
Hospital and care home deaths are lower than would normally be expected at this time of year, but deaths in people’s own homes remain higher – by 755 in the first week of July.
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