Coronavirus UK: 47,000 dead with virus, say Office for National Statistics | UK Covid 19 death toll

Gepubliceerd op 26 mei 2020

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The Office for National Statistics announced today that 42,173 deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in England and Wales up to May 15.

Official figures last week showed 3,546 deaths involving Covid-19 were registered in Scotland up to May 17, while for Northern Ireland the number was 664 deaths up to May 20.

Together these figures mean that so far 46,383 deaths have been registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, including suspected cases.

A further 964 hospital patients in England who had tested positive for Covid-19 died between May 16 and May 24, according to figures published on Monday by NHS England.

The real death toll from coronavirus is believed to be even higher with the number of “excess deaths” during the epidemic now 53,960 higher when compared to the five-year fatality average.

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