Covid-19 has returned to the list of the top 10 causes of death in England, according to data from the Office for National Statistics for July 2021.
Of the 40,467 deaths registered in July 2021 in England, 2.4% (969 deaths) were due to Covid-19, which is a larger proportion than in June 2021 (0.9%). The number of deaths in England due to Covid increased by 625 compared with June 2021. Deaths "due to Covid-19" include only deaths where Covid was the underlying cause of death.
Covid was the ninth leading cause of death in England in July 2021, but what were the other main causes of death? Here’s what you need to know.
1. Dementia and Alzheimer disease
In England, dementia and Alzheimer's disease was the leading cause of death in July 2021
2. Ischaemic heart diseases
Ischaemic heart diseases were the second leading cause of death in England in July 2021
3. Malignant neoplasm of trachea bronchus and lung
This type of cancer was the third leading cause of death in England in July 2021
4. Cerebrovascular diseases
Cerebrovascular disease includes a range of conditions that affect the flow of blood through the brain