The actual number of coronavirus deaths in the UK could be 50% higher than official figures, with up to 18,000 dead – The Sun


The true death toll from coronavirus in the UK could be 50% higher than official figures show – with at least 18,000 people dying from the deadly virus.

Pressure is mounting on the government to publish the number of deaths in nursing homes after victims hidden outside hospitals were revealed yesterday.

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Coronavirus deaths could be 50% higher
    Deaths in the UK are 50% higher than those reported by the DoH3
Deaths in the UK are 50% higher than those reported by the DoH

The Office for National Statistics has found that Covid-19 has been responsible for 6,235 deaths in England and Wales as of April 3 – including backdated hospital deaths and those who died elsewhere.

This figure is nearly 2,000 higher than the official number reported by the Ministry of Health, which records only hospital deaths on April 4.

If the 50 percent were applied to yesterday’s official death toll of 12,107, the actual number of coronavirus victims in the UK could be around 18,400.

The ONS also found that on April 21, 217 deaths in nursing homes were linked to the coronavirus – ten times more than the 20 reported at the end of the previous week.

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Official figures for deaths published by the government

But some experts have warned that up to 4,000 residents of nursing homes may have lost their lives without their deaths being officially registered.

MPs and healthcare activists have now warned of an “unfolding horror” that could claim thousands of lives.

Nursing homes complain of being neglected by the British authorities and in desperate need of safety equipment for their staff.

The government is facing calls to deploy more tests in nursing homes and to provide more protective equipment for workers.

Industry leaders from Age UK, Marie Curie, Care England, Independent Age and the Alzheimer Society also all demanded a daily update on deaths in the healthcare system in the British official total.

Caroline Abrahams, director of Age UK, said: “The current numbers make older people seem like they don’t matter. “

About 410,000 people live in nursing homes in the UK, living in 11,300 nursing homes for the aged provided by 5,500 different providers.

Britain’s largest provider of private care homes, HC-One, said that 311 of its residents and one staff member had died from the infection.

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Two-thirds of its 345 homes have been affected, with 2,450 cases of suspected or confirmed coronaviruses.

Thirteen residents of a home in Co Durham have died, and a similar number have died in other places in Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Essex, Liverpool and Scotland.

And researchers at the London School of Economics believe that half of all deaths from the virus occur in nursing homes.

It is a unique nursing home in Selston, Notts, which has lost a fifth of its residents to the coronavirus.

Manager Anita Peet admitted she was fighting a stray battle at the Wren Hall Nursing Home and criticized the lack of help from health leaders during the crisis.

Ten residents died at Easter weekend at home, all but one confirmed to be of the killer virus and 15 others are isolated.


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Ms. Peet said, “We just die all the time.

“Are people dispensable? It’s as if people are not worth saving. But it’s certainly not how we feel.

“It gets more and more difficult every day. We are waging a lost battle.

“It is horrible that people are not able to prepare for it, to spend quality time with their loved ones. This makes the situation more difficult.

“We call the family members of our residents because they are part of our family. He’s just tearing the staff apart as he watches it unfold. “

The Department of Health confirmed yesterday that a total of 12,107 people died from the virus in hospitals in the UK – an increase from 778.

Covid-19 positive cases also increased to 93,873 from 88,621 yesterday as Britain continues its fourth week of foreclosure.

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