UK – Coronavirus deaths drop to lowest number in one week since before lockdown, ONS data shows


England and Wales have recorded the lowest number of weekly deaths involving coronavirus since the UK went into lockdown in March.

A total of 8,945 deaths were registered in England and Wales in the week ending August 7, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – 157 fewer than the five-year average of 9,102.

This is the eighth week in a row that deaths have been below the five-year average.

Of the deaths registered in the week to August 7, 152 mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate – the lowest number of deaths involving Covid-19 since the week ending March 20 (103 deaths). US SPREAD GOOD NEWS!

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