UK official virus death toll exceeds 60,000

The COVID Diaries – 228 3rd December

The Guardian reported today

“The UK government’s official Covid death toll has exceeded 60,000, just three weeks after it reached 50,000.

“The official death toll now stands at 60,113, a figure which counts known deaths among those who have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus.

“This toll has been consistently lower than that put out by the UK’s three statistical agencies. They record the Covid death toll as having passed 76,000. This total comprises all fatalities that mention the disease on the death certificate, plus the deaths tallied in the government figures since the agencies’ last count.”