The Telegraph reported that this week’s figures mean coronavirus deaths account for just 0.8 percent of total deaths in England and Wales.
Data from Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that deaths involving influenza and pneumonia in England and Wales vastly outstripped those related to COVID-19 in the week ending June 11, the date of their most recent figures.
The latest data from the ONS confirmed a total of 84 deaths related to the novel coronavirus, one of the lowest recorded weekly levels since the onset of the crisis in March 2020. At the same time, deaths in which flu and pneumonia were at least contributing factors numbered as many as 1,163, almost 14 times higher than COVID-19 related deaths, yet still down from the five-year average of 1,704 for that week. Of the 84 deaths involving COVID-19, the ONS listed the virus as the “underlying cause of death” in 66 cases, with 292 of flu and pneumonia cases as the “underlying cause of death.”