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Covid-19 Death Registrations Fall for First Time in Nearly Two Months

A hand sanitizer dispenser on Oxford Street in central London, on June 29.

A hand sanitizer dispenser on Oxford Street in central London, on June 29.

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

The number of deaths involving Covid-19 registered each week in England and Wales has fallen for the first time since mid-June, in fresh confirmation the recent wave of the virus is receding.

Some 723 deaths registered in the seven days to August 5 mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).