The Office for National Statistics has released new figures on the number of deaths involving coronavirus.

The data gives us the most accurate picture of where deaths are occurring.

Unlike the statistics we have heard about before now, these include every community death linked to Covid-19 in England and Wales.

According to the data, which covers seven days, 539 death certificates mentioned coronavirus, which is 4.8% of all deaths in the week up to 27 March.

That’s risen from 1% of deaths the week before.

These figures seem smaller than the current total number of deaths for the UK – which stand at 5,373 – because most of the deaths from coronavirus have occurred in the last 10 days as the pandemic picks up pace.


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