UK Covid-19 death toll could be 15% higher than projected earlier: Data

Britain's death toll from the coronavirus could turn out to be nearly 15% higher than what official figures have indicated so far, according to broader data published on Tuesday that includes deaths in the community such as in nursing homes.

The Office for National Statistics said 6,235 people in England and Wales had died by April 3 with mentions of Covid-19 on their death certificates. "When looking at data for England, this is 15% higher than the NHS numbers as they include all mentions of Covid-19 on the death certificate,.....

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