A total of 7,320 deaths recorded in the UK and Wales in the week ending February 5 were cited by the corona virus in the death certificate, according to new data.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has seen a 13% drop from 8,433 deaths a week to January 29.
COVID-19 was mentioned in the death certificate as 42.6% of all deaths recorded in the UK and Wales in the first week of February 5 – the third highest rate recorded during the epidemic.
Of the 7,320 deaths associated with the corona virus, the disease was the underlying cause of death in 89.1%.
In comparison, of the 4,993 deaths related to influenza and pneumonia, those diseases were the underlying cause of death in only 6.1% of deaths.
Deaths related to the corona virus have declined in all regions, with Southeastern England seeing the biggest decline.
But the number of deaths from all causes in all English regions is above their five-year average: the highest in London is 69.8%, compared with 10.7% in Yorkshire and Hambur.
The number of people who have antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 has also increased, indicating that they are infected or have been vaccinated.
One in five people in the UK has antibodies, ONS found.
That rate is rising to one in seven in Wales and Northern Ireland and one in nine in Scotland.
Older people are more likely to have antibodies in the UK.
But higher rates were found among younger adults in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Esther Sutherland, ONS ‘chief statistician, said: “Antibody positive rates have risen in all four countries, and the effects of vaccination programs are beginning to appear, especially among the elderly.”
So far More than 15 million people are vaccinated against the corona virus, The UK government has said that everyone in the top four priority groups has now been given a jab.
The The next goal The remaining five priority groups should be vaccinated by the end of April, after which all remaining adults in the UK will reach the fall.