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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 187 deaths since yesterday, bringing the total to 25,266.

 

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 187 deaths in hospitals in England: 181 (97%) of these were in the last week.

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

 

 

 https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-daily-deaths/

 

All our previous output on this subject can be seen at this weblink: www.sciencemediacentre.org/tag/covid-19

 

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