COVID DEATHS: Below average for first time since summer
UK deaths have fallen below the five-year UK average for the first time since last summer.
According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, in the week up to the 12th March, 14% of all deaths involved coronavirus, whilst in January, the figure was 44%.
As a result, experts say it means the winter wave of covid deaths has ended.
The vaccine rollout and lockdown restrictions have been cited as the two main reasons in the decreasing number of deaths.
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