UK's weekly Covid-19 deaths drop below 100

# 14:15
15 September 2020

Fewer than 100 coronavirus deaths in a week have been registered in the UK for the first time since March, APA reports citing BBC.

A total of 8,996 deaths were registered in the UK in the week ending 4 September. That’s 1,403 below the five-year average and also down on the previous week by 1,341.

Of the deaths registered, 83 mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate - the lowest figure since the week of 13 March.

It took five weeks in March and April for coronavirus deaths to rise from under 100 to their peak of nearly 9,500.

The journey back down below 100 has taken nearly five months.