According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the infant mortality rate is now 3.6 babies per 1,000 live births across England and Wales in 2014.
However, some regions saw a rise in infant mortality such as East of England, West Midlands and some areas of South Wales.
The statistics show between 1984 and 2014 the infant mortality rate has declined by 64%.
Respiratory and cardiovascular conditions contributed to 41% of overall infant deaths.
In the report, ONS said: “General improvements in health care and more specific improvements in midwifery and neonatal intensive care can partly explain the overall fall in mortality rates.
The figures have been published shortly after the Department of Health announced investments would be made to reduce stillbirths, neonatal deaths, maternal deaths and neonatal injuries.
Health Minister Ben Gummer said: “Although progress has been made, the death of a child is always a tragedy and we know that more needs to be done to address variation.
“We’ve committed to halve the number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths by 2030 – investing in improved training for staff, new safety equipment and making sure hospitals review and learn from every tragic case.”
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Source: BBC News