The UK’s death toll has reached 28,131 after 621 more deaths were recorded on Saturday, and the country are set to take over Italy’s death toll by next week.
Officials announced another 4,806 cases across the UK and over 180,000 Brits are now infected with coronavirus.
NHS England recorded 370 deaths who aged between 38 and 100-years old, 25 of these patients had no underlying health conditions.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick revealed the figures, which include fatalities in all areas, on Saturdays’ Downing Street press conference. He said that 105,937 coronavirus test had been undertaken on Friday.
Jamie Jenkins, a former analyst at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the deaths across care homes could be closer to 45,000.
Jenkins said, “Previously the figures included those who died in hospital who had a mention of Covid-19 on their death certificate.
“But if people were not being tested in care homes for example, and doctors were reluctant at first to mention it if they didn’t know, those will not be marked in the figures.
“Now the government is testing in care homes, the figures are likely to come more in line with the excess death figures.”
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