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Covid deaths down 97% from second wave peak as vaccines and lockdown kick in

Covid deaths in England and Wales have fallen 97 per cent since the peak of the second wave of the virus, new figures suggest.

Some age groups have recorded drops as high as 98 or 99 per cent as infections and hospital admissions are driven down. A total of 266 deaths occurred in the week ending April 9 where Covid was recorded on the death certificate, data shows.

This is down 97 per cent from 8,965 deaths in the week to January 22, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

That figure was reached at the peak of the second wave, when more than a thousand deaths were taking place each day. Do you have a view on this story?

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