British government stops daily Updates of coronavirus deaths

The Corona-pandemic keeps the world in suspense: More than 13 million people have been infected with the novel Coronavirus, 200.938 of them in Germany. The United States reported almost daily new record numbers.

The British government has to pay the daily update of the case of Death, by the Coronavirus pandemic is temporarily stopped. The Ministry of health announced in London on Friday evening. The reason is that the statistics for England to take into account whether the Infected are, in fact, died of pulmonary disease Covid-19, or other cause. Until this uncertainty is resolved, will not released the number of daily deaths, it said on the website of the Ministry.

So far, more than 45,000 deaths were counted in the UK in the case of detection of the Coronavirus-Infected. The United Kingdom is regarded as the of the pandemic in the most affected country in Europe. Whether the reduced in the method of counting, recognized the weakness of this number considerably, but is considered doubtful.

There is reason to believe that the pandemic in the UK, many people that have never been tested for the Coronavirus. Figures of the statistics according to the authorities, in the meantime, nearly 55,000 deaths were recorded in cases in which the lung disease Covid-19 on the death certificate was mentioned. The so-called excess mortality for the period of the pandemic is the calculations of the “Financial Times”, according to 65.700. With excess mortality the difference between the number of deaths this year, and the average of the past five years is meant.

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