An urgent review revealed the number of coronavirus deaths in the UK was completely wrong. The government will now wipe off thousands of cases.
While Boris Johnson fears a second wave of Covid will hit Britain soon, in UK an urgent review proved the number of deaths for coronavirus infection was wrong. Matt Hancock will now step in to make the count right.
Why England’s Covid death count is inexact
UK Government has announced what an urgent review has revealed to be a serious issue: UK Covid death count is inexact. Many scientists were studying and demonstrating why the way rates were calculated was wrong.
Yoon K Loke and Carl Heneghan, from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University, wrote: “It seems that PHE (Public Health England) regularly looks for people on the NHS database who have ever tested positive, and simply checks to see if they are still alive or not. PHE does not appear to consider how long ago the Covid test result was, nor whether the person has been successfully treated in hospital and discharged to the community.”
A Department of Health and Social Care source also explained: “You could have been tested positive in February, have no symptoms, then be hit by a bus in July and you’d be recorded as a Covid death.” Matt Hancock is now working to bring the count to the right figures, in line with Scotland and Northern Ireland where the death toll is exact, in fact, they count ‘Covid deaths’ when the person dies only 28 days after tested positive. After the figures will be changed, UK Covid death toll is estimated to go down by at least 10 per cent. Further announcements are expected soon.