Did ministers hide real death toll?

The COVID Diaries – 83 19th June

Today an analysis by the Guardian newspaper revealed that for 22 consecutive days during the peak of the Covid-19 epidemic, more than 1,000 people in the died each day in the UK.

This compares starkly with the numbers announced by the government and ministers have been accused of massively downplaying the official death toll.

On 8th April the government figures suggested there were 881 deaths, when the actual figure was 1,445.

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