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expert reaction to latest figures on deaths in hospitals in England involving COVID-19

NHS England have published the latest figure for reported deaths in hospitals in England from COVID-19 – an additional 174 deaths since yesterday, bringing the total to 24,913.


Prof Carl Heneghan and Dr Jason Oke, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, said:

Today’s reported figure is 174 deaths in hospitals in England.

“For comparison: the reported deaths in hospitals in England on the same weekday were:


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