oronavirus circumstances have continued to drop throughout a lot of England – and the virus was not the main reason for loss of life in March, new information has proven.
Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS) figures present that Covid was the third main reason for loss of life in England that month, dropping from the highest spot for the primary time since October.
Case charges have fallen in almost all areas of England besides the South West the place they continue to be broadly unchanged within the seven days to April 18, based on the newest weekly surveillance report from Public Well being England (PHE).
In the meantime, the newest Take a look at and Hint figures confirmed that 18,050 individuals examined optimistic for Covid-19 in England not less than as soon as within the week to April 14, down 9% on the earlier week and is the bottom quantity for the reason that week to September 2 2020.
PHE medical director Dr Yvonne Doyle mentioned: “Our actions are serving to to cut back the unfold of the virus with case charges falling in all ages group.
“It’s important all of us proceed following the steering to make sure this continues. We’re transferring in the precise path, let’s hold going.
“The straightforward methods you possibly can assist to maintain the virus underneath management stay the identical, practise ‘palms, face, house, contemporary air’, get free fast assessments delivered to your house, don’t combine with others if unwell and get the vaccine as quickly as you might be supplied.”
NHS England figures additionally present that an estimated 89.7% of individuals aged 45 and over in England have acquired their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine by April 18,
The Authorities mentioned an extra 18 individuals had died inside 28 days of testing optimistic for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK whole to 127,345.
Separate figures revealed by the UK’s statistics companies present there have been 151,000 deaths registered within the UK the place Covid-19 was talked about on the loss of life certificates.
Provisional ONS figures, revealed on Thursday, present there have been 45,567 deaths registered in England in March of which 4,198 have been on account of coronavirus, a month-on-month fall of 75% from 16,682 in February.
The main reason for loss of life in March was dementia and Alzheimer’s illness in England, accounting for 10.1% of deaths registered that month, adopted by ischaemic coronary heart illness.
Prof Kevin McConway, Emeritus Professor of utilized statistics at The Open College, mentioned: “It’s excellent information to see that Covid-19 has been pushed off its miserable place because the main reason for loss of life in England in March – and I anticipate it to have gone even additional down this listing when the April evaluation comes out.”
The PHE report confirmed that in south-west England the speed rose very barely from 13.8 per 100,000 individuals within the seven days to April 11 to 13.9 within the week to April 18, however was a nonetheless the bottom within the nation.
In Yorkshire & the Humber, the speed of recent circumstances stood at 45.0 per 100,000 individuals – the best fee of any area, however down from 61.2 the earlier week.
Case charges in England are persevering with to fall amongst all age teams, with the best fee amongst 10 to 19-year-olds, with 42.3 circumstances per 100,000 individuals, down week-on-week from 45.6.
Amongst 30 to 39-year-olds the speed has dropped from 44.3 to 34.2, and for 20 to 29-year-olds it’s down from 39.0 to 32.1.
A complete of 37,238,073 Covid-19 vaccinations have taken place in England between December 8 and April 21, based on NHS England information, together with first and second doses.
The information additionally reveals that an estimated 83.3% of individuals in England aged 80 and over had acquired each jabs as of April 18, which means they’re absolutely vaccinated towards coronavirus.
Some 78.3% of individuals aged 75 to 79 are estimated to have had each doses, together with 42.7% of individuals aged 70 to 74, 17.3% of individuals aged 65 to 69, and 14.0% of individuals aged 60 to 64.