UK's COVID-19 death toll lowered to 41,000 after methodology change

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s official death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic was lowered by over 5,000 on Wednesday because the government adopted a new way of counting fatalities after concerns were raised that the old method overstated them.

From now on, the authorities will publish on a daily basis the number of deaths that occurred within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test result, the Department of Health said.

Under the new method, Britain has an official COVID-19...
source: Reuters

2020-08-12 21:56
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