Revealed: More than 70% of Ipswich care homes hit by coronavirus outbreak Meanwhile, East Suffolk also has a high Covid-19 death rate, with figures showing that 170 deaths were recorded in the local authority, a rate of 68.1 per 100,000.
The total number of deaths registered across England and Wales in the week ending 15 May was 14,573.
We are also told that some of these people did not die OF Covid-19, but were displaying the symptoms at their time of death.
But the 3,810 deaths relating to coronavirus in the past week was the lowest number in the last six weeks - accounting for 26.1% of all deaths and 120 deaths fewer than the previous seven days.
Today Public Health Wales said that only two more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking their total to just 272 since the first was reported on March 11.
In Wales, 180 deaths were registered in the week to 15 May, accounting for 23.3% of the total.
He explained that while the increase in mortality rates due to COVID-19 is "awful", it's not long ago that United Kingdom mortality rates were much higher than the current level.
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So there were 772 deaths for all causes in the week ending 15 May in Wales.
That marked an increase on the previous week and looking at the numbers alone, you might start to worry that the country is facing a second wave of deaths from the disease. But don't despair too much because in large part these deaths are the product of a registration anomaly.
The ONS said next week's figures will be a better representation of any trend, as it will not include bank holidays.
The percentage of deaths involving Covid-19 and the total number of excess deaths compared with the five-year average continued to decrease.
Of the 170 deaths, 50 were recorded in care homes and 114 in hospital.
In short, the mortality crisis has not gone away yet.