Death counts with COVID-19
DHSC and ONS death counts differ. Why?
The Department for Health and Social Care publish daily updates of COVID-19 deaths. The Office for National Statistics publish weekly registered deaths. These weekly numbers will now show deaths involving COVID-19.
These data series show different figures. This article explains that difference.
Update: I published this article on 4th April. Since that date, the DHSC changed their measure. The article is correct as of 1st June 2020.