The ONS explained: “The number of deaths registered in England and Wales involving COVID-19 decreased by 37 deaths from 138 in Week 34 to 101 in Week 35, the lowest number of COVID-19 deaths registered since Week 11 (Week ending March 13) – the first week COVID-19 deaths were registered (five deaths).
“Of all deaths registered in Week 35 (week ending August 28), 1.1 percent mentioned COVID-19, down from 1.4 percent in Week 34.”
Even though flu deaths are outdoing coronavirus mortalities, they remain very low for this time of year.
This is likely to be due to vulnerable and elderly individuals taking extra safety precautions in the wake of the pandemic.
Source: | Daily Express