Was your local area one of 140 to report zero COVID deaths last week?

Ross McGuinness
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 People enjoy the warm weather in Stevenson Square in Manchester.
Pubs and restaurants with outdoor space have been allowed to reopen as lockdown restrictions are eased in the UK. (Photo by Adam Vaughan / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
People in Manchester's Stevenson Square after England's lockdown eased last week. (PA)

Four out of 10 areas in England and Wales reported zero COVID-19 deaths in the latest weekly data, new figures show.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 140 out of 336 local authorities had no coronavirus deaths in the seven days ending 9 April, the most recent date for which data is available.

This meant 41% of areas in the two countries did not report a COVID-19 fatality in that weekly period.

Scroll down to the bottom of the article to see that full list of areas that recorded zero COVID deaths

According to the ONS figures, only one area reported COVID-19 fatalities in double figures for those seven days - that was Leeds in Yorkshire with 10 deaths.

The ONS also revealed that weekly registered deaths involving coronavirus in England and Wales have remained at their lowest level for more than six months.

There were 379 deaths registered in the week ending 9 April where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

This is the lowest number since the week ending 2 October and down 5% on the previous seven days.

About one in 25 of all deaths registered in the week to 9 April mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, the ONS said.

The overall number of deaths registered was below the five-year average for the fifth consecutive week, the ONS said.

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Some 9,098 deaths were registered in the week to 9 April, 11.7% below the average for the corresponding period in 2015-19.

A total of 151,795 deaths have now occurred in the UK where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, the ONS said.

On Monday, daily COVID-19 deaths dropped to single figures in the UK for the first time since before the second wave.

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According to government figures, four people were confirmed to have died within 28 days of testing positive in the latest 24-hour period.

This was the first time daily deaths have been in single figures since 9 September.

Restrictions were eased in England at the beginning of last week with non-essential shops, gyms, swimming pools and libraries all reopening, while pubs and restaurants were allowed to serve customers outside.

 Pedestrian Zone and Covid-19 Temporary Restrictions signs in Frith Street, Soho, Central London.
Restaurants, pubs and bars in England have reopened for outdoor service only, and several streets in Soho have been closed to traffic at certain times of the day to allow for street seating. (Photo by Vuk Valcic / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Pedestrian zone and COVID-19 temporary restrictions signs in Soho, central London, after pubs and restaurants were allowed to serve customers outside. (PA)

More than 10 million people in the UK have now received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while more than 32.9 million have had a single dose, the government says.

These are the 140 local authority areas that recorded zero COVID deaths in the week to 9 April

Hartlepool

Redcar and Cleveland

Halton

Blackburn with Darwen

Blackpool

North Lincolnshire

Rutland

Herefordshire, County of

Telford and Wrekin

Bath and North East Somerset

Plymouth

Torbay

Thurrock

West Berkshire

Slough

Milton Keynes

Isle of Wight

Shropshire

Isles of Scilly

Wiltshire

Cambridge

East Cambridgeshire

Fenland

Allerdale

Copeland

Eden

South Lakeland

Chesterfield

Derbyshire Dales

High Peak

North East Derbyshire

South Derbyshire

North Devon

South Hams

Teignbridge

Torridge

West Devon

Hastings

Lewes

Brentwood

Maldon

Uttlesford

Cheltenham

Cotswold

Forest of Dean

Stroud

Tewkesbury

Basingstoke and Deane

East Hampshire

Eastleigh

Hart

Rushmoor

Test Valley

Winchester

Broxbourne

Hertsmere

North Hertfordshire

Three Rivers

Watford

Gravesham

Sevenoaks

Swale

Tunbridge Wells

Burnley

Fylde

Lancaster

Pendle

Rossendale

South Ribble

West Lancashire

Charnwood

Melton

North West Leicestershire

Oadby and Wigston

Lincoln

Great Yarmouth

South Norfolk

Daventry

East Northamptonshire

South Northamptonshire

Craven

Harrogate

Richmondshire

Ryedale

Scarborough

Selby

Ashfield

Newark and Sherwood

Cherwell

Oxford

South Oxfordshire

Vale of White Horse

West Oxfordshire

Mendip

South Somerset

Cannock Chase

South Staffordshire

Stafford

Staffordshire Moorlands

Tamworth

Babergh

Elmbridge

Guildford

Mole Valley

Runnymede

Surrey Heath

Tandridge

Waverley

Nuneaton and Bedworth

Rugby

Stratford-on-Avon

Adur

Crawley

Mid Sussex

Malvern Hills

Worcester

Wychavon

Stevenage

East Suffolk

Somerset West and Taunton

Knowsley

St. Helens

Calderdale

City of London

Barnet

Greenwich

Haringey

Kensington and Chelsea

Lambeth

Tower Hamlets

Westminster

Wrexham

Ceredigion

Pembrokeshire

Carmarthenshire

Bridgend

Rhondda Cynon Taf

Torfaen

Monmouthshire

Merthyr Tydfil

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