Number of deaths last winter to be revealed

The vast majority of excess deaths usually effect those who are over 75 Credit: ITV News

Figures will be released later this morning on the effect that last Winter's cold weather had on death rates in Wales.

Official figures are expected to be higher than last year since March 2013 was recorded as the coldest since 1962.

Last year, there were 1,300 excess deaths in Wales and almost 2,000 the year before.

Data, compiled by the Office for National Statistics, compares the number of deaths during the winter months with the average in other parts of the year.

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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.