U.K. Pauses Reporting Coronavirus Deaths To Review Methodology

U.K. Pauses Reporting Coronavirus Deaths To Review Methodology
Commuters, wearing a protective face masks, walk on the platform at Westminster station in London, U.K., on Monday, May 11, 2020. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will flesh out his plan for lifting the U.K. lockdown in Parliament as he seeks to get more people back to work, even as resistance from politicians and labor unions laid bare the hurdles facing the government as it tries to kickstart the economy.

The U.K. said it would pause reporting on coronavirus deaths while it reviews how they are calculated.

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Last week, the government said deaths in England were counted as due to coronavirus if the deceased person had the disease at any time. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland would only record deaths as related to the virus if they had had a positive test within 28 days.

In updated figures posted Sunday, the total number of Covid-19-associated deaths in the U.K. is now 45,752.



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