Coronavirus is no longer the leading cause of death in the UK thanks to our incredible vaccine rollout.
Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows Covid-19 was the third leading cause of death in both countries that month, accounting for 9.2% of all fatalities registered in England and 6.3% in Wales.
The virus was the leading cause of death each month from November to February.
The leading cause of death in March was dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in England, accounting for 10.1% of all deaths registered that month.
In Wales, ischaemic heart disease was the leading cause of death in March, accounting for 11.8% of all fatalities.
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