The numbers are in for the true coronavirus death toll in England and Wales, and they are 41% higher than what the UK government's daily updates had shown.
Up to April 10, daily reporting on the government’s website only included deaths that occurred in the hospital and not those from other locations, including hospice, care homes and private residences. They also did not account for the lag in reporting of some deaths.
(via CNN): By comparison, the ONS says the corresponding figure released on the UK government website for England and Wales was 9,288.
That’s a difference of 41%.
The total number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 10 April was 18,516 -- the highest weekly total since 2000.
The data shows that numbers are also up in coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes, as well in care homes, doubling from four weeks earlier.
Our weekly deaths data show that— Office for National Statistics (ONS) (@ONS) April 21, 2020
- of all deaths in England and Wales that occurred up to 10 April (registered up to 18 April), 13,121 involved COVID-19
- Comparatively @DHSCgovuk figures show that 9,288 deaths occurred by 10 April https://t.co/g3G5KGuOel #COVID19 #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/0tu6lP9WyT
Within the hospital sector, there has been a 72,4% in deaths, and a 51.1% increase in private homes.
Of the coronavirus deaths reported, the largest number and proportions were among people 75-84 years old.
London has been recorded as having the highest number of deaths, while North East of England has the lowest numbers.