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UK records highest total of weekly Covid related deaths since March
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UK records highest total of weekly Covid related deaths since March

The highest total of weekly coronavirus-related deaths has been recorded in the UK since March, latest figures show. There were 652 deaths registered in the week ending on 13 August, according to the Office for National Statistics - an increase of 6.7% on the previous week. This is the highest number since 800 fatalities involving COVID-19 were registered in the week to 26 March. The ONS said the latest total includes 550 deaths in England, 41 in Scotland, 40 in Northern Ireland and 19 in Wales. The combined figure for England and Wales was also at its highest since late March. There were 571 coronavirus-related deaths registered in England and Wales during the week ending on 13 August - an increase of 8% on the previous week. This is the highest total since 719 fatalities were recorde...