Death counts with COVID-19

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.

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