UK coronavirus deaths falling

By Amelia Riley

Coronavirus deaths in the UK have been reported to be falling, as well as hospital admissions and newly-recorded COVID cases.

According to the latest Office for National Statistics figures, death registrations involving coronavirus fell slightly in the week commencing 31st January.

Of the 13,472 deaths registered in total during that week, a total of 1,390 of these involved COVID. This is a fall of 155 coronavirus deaths compared with the previous week.

If coronavirus is mentioned on a death certificate, it is not necessarily always the main cause of the death, however it may be a contributory factor.

Government data shows that since 8th February, there have been 1,243 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID test, showing a decrease of a quarter compared to the previous week.

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