Number of deaths in England and Wales before Easter at lowest level in six months, ONS data shows


The number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week before the Easter weekend has fallen to the lowest level in six months, new figures show.

In the week ending 2 April, there were 400 registrations where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

This is the lowest number since the week ending 2 October and down by 44% on the previous week.