The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows excess death rates in England and Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic have remained low for another week.
The Continuous Mortality Investigation's (CMI) latest mortality monitor analysis - released yesterday (23 June) - was based on provisional ONS data collected for week 24 of 2020 - 6-12 June.
There were 4% more deaths registered in week 24 of 2020 than if death rates had been the same as week 24 last year. This follows a 4% figure for week 23, and 17% for week 22.
The number of deaths registered with coronavirus mentioned on the death certificate has now exceeded the number of excess deaths relative to 2019 since week 21.
CMI mortality projections committee chair Cobus Daneel said: "The latest ONS data shows similar results to the previous week, with around 400 excess deaths above those we might expect at this time of year.
"This is a huge fall from the peak of the pandemic, which had over 13,000 excess deaths in a week."
The CMI estimates there have now been 63,500 more deaths in the UK from the start of the pandemic than if mortality rates were similar to those experience in 2019.
The UK began its 15th week in lockdown on 22 June, with further relaxation measures for England scheduled to begin from 4 July.
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