Wales has reported a week without deaths from COVID-19 for the first time since the start of the pandemic, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
A total of 102 deaths recorded in England and Wales in the week ending June 18 mentioned the coronavirus on the death certificate, according to the ONS – up 21% from the previous week.
This is the first time the death toll has exceeded 100 since the week ending May 21.
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The 102 deaths were all recorded in England.
None of the 573 deaths recorded in Wales during the week ending June 18 mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, according to the ONS.
The last time this happened was in the week ending March 13, 2020.
The following week, until March 20, two deaths from COVID-19 were recorded in Wales.
Since then there have been deaths involving the virus recorded in Wales every week.
The number peaked at 413 in the first wave of the virus, in the week before April 24, 2020, and to 467 in the second wave, in the week before January 15.
The latest figures suggest a different trend in England.
The 102 deaths in the week to June 18 were up from 83 the week before.
This is, however, a very low level compared to the peak of the first and second waves of the virus.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-29 09:07:00