[ExI] England Covid deaths miscounted

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 09:53:58 UTC 2020

Thousands of England's virus deaths 'to be wiped off records due to
counting mishap'


Public Health England currently counts all deaths of people who have
tested positive for Covid-19, meaning up to 10 per cent of those
recorded could be wrong
By Ryan Merrifield 06:48, 6 AUG 2020

Public Health England currently includes all fatalities of anyone who
has tested positive for Covid-19, regardless of whether their death is
related to the disease.
Scientists noticed the error as early as July, leading to an urgent
review, with some deaths on the official count happening months after
someone was infected.
The mishap means all of England's 265,000 confirmed cases would in
time be included on the toll, regardless of the circumstances around
someone's death.
The numbers will be reconfigured so deaths are only counted if a
person dies within 28 days of testing positive - like in Scotland and
Northern Ireland.


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