UK death toll drops by 5,377 as Government changes way fatalities are counted

Britain’s coronavirus death toll has been lowered by more than 5,000 after the Government adopted a new way of counting fatalities.

It follows concerns officials could have been ‘inflating’ the figures due to a faulty methodology in England, which accounts for 85% of the population.

As of today the UK’s official Covid-19 toll is 41,329 rather than the the 46,706 recorded under the old system. The tally is still the highest in Europe ahead of Italy on about 35,000....
source: Metro

2020-08-12 21:29
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