Nearly three times as many people in England and Wales are dying of flu and pneumonia than coronavirus after a sharp drop in Covid-19 victims in the past few weeks.
ONS data show that 917 deaths from flu and pneumonia were recorded for the week ending July 10.
But 366 people died that week after testing positive for Covid-19 only that week and represent 4.2% of all deaths in England and Wales.
The study shows that the number of deaths recorded in the same week was 6.1% (560 deaths) below the five-year average.
The total number of deaths up to 10 July 2020 was 353,407, which is 53,419 more than the five-year average.
The UK’s worst day for coronavirus came on April 8, when 1,445 people were reported to have died of Covid-19 in just 24 hours.
The blockade measures implemented following the crisis seem to have seriously attenuated the spread of the virus in the United Kingdom. in the last weeks.
The coronavirus death toll in the UK has increased by 79 today, bringing the total to 45,501.
It comes after another 11 people have been confirmed dead in the hospital in the past 24 hours.
The latest figures explain the deaths in all environments and are released prior to legislation making the use of face coatings mandatory in British stores.
From Friday everyone, except those with a specific exemption, will have to cover their nose and mouth while shopping.
A new coronavirus mutation is the most dominant in the world and is spreading faster in the United Kingdom than the original Wuhan strain in China, an expert warned.
Professor Nick Loman, who is part of the Covid-19 genomics consortium, said that the new strain – known as D614G – has an observable impact on cases in humans and is speeding up epidemics worldwide.
But according to prof. Loman, who is based at the University of Birmingham, is not expected to have the new strain increase the risk of death or lengthen hospital stays.
He said scientists have analyzed more than 40,000 genomes in the United Kingdom and have found that D614G mainly increases transmissions among adults.