Covid-19 was the third leading cause of death in England and Wales last month for the first time since October, new figures show. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) data shows Covid-19 was the second leading cause of death in England that month, accounting for 9.3% of all fatalities registered in the country. Meanwhile, it was the third leading cause in Wales that month, accounting for 6.4% of all deaths registered there.
The virus consistently led to more deaths than any other cause of death each month from November to February.
In March, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease was the leading cause of death in England, accounting for 10.1%
In Wales, ischaemic heart disease led to the deaths of 11.8% of all people who died in March.
Another 22 people within 28 days of contracting Covid-19 died, bringing the UK total to 127,327.
The figures from the UK’s statistics agencies shows that there were 151,000 deaths mentioned on the death certificate of Covid-19