Nearly 2,000 people died last winter - ONS

Almost 2,000 people died in Wales last winter, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Figures on excess winter deaths show a total of 1,900 people died between December 2012 and March 2013, compared with 1,260 in the same four months in 2011 and 2012.

A total of 1,960 deaths were recorded between December 2010 and March 2011.In England and Wales as a whole, a total of 31,100 people died in the winter months of 2012/13, up from 24.200 in 2011/12 and 26,080 in 2010/11.

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Winter death rates revealed

The Office for National Statistics has published the figures of the number of Winter deaths last year. The figures are expected to be higher than last year since March 2013 was recorded as the coldest Winter since 1962.