The UK government cut the death toll from the coronavirus by more than 5,000 this Wednesday since the pandemic began, after reviewing the data. This brings the total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 41,329.
Health officials have said the change came after the government and local administrations agreed to publish the death numbers recorded in the 28 days after a positive was registered. The previously recorded data assume 46,706 deaths from the coronavirus.
On the final day, there were an additional 77 deaths in hospitals and day care centers and 1,009 new cases. A total of 313,798 infections have been registered since last March.
However, figures released by the UK statistical offices suggest that the death toll may have risen to 56,800. This number includes all deaths with COVID-19 listed on the death certificate.