Government is not telling us the facts
The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) release of UK mortality figures has revealed government under-reporting of coronavirus deaths.
The ONS figures show that the government’s reports were understating the actual toll by almost a quarter – 23.5% – up to 20 March, with a real figure of 210 instead of the government’s 170.
The ONS figures include deaths outside hospitals, which the government has been excluding:
But as the crisis has escalated sharply since the cut-off for the latest ONS report, hospitals have also begun to report that the government is drastically understating even the coronavirus deaths in hospital – by half or more.
The Tories continue to mislead the UK’s people.
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