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

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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).

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