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Coronavirus: UK stops daily death toll update over potential data discrepancies

Academics have said the way that Public Health England (PHE), the government agency responsible for managing infectious disease outbreaks, calculates the figures means they might look worse there than in other countries of the United Kingdom

twitter-logoReuters | July 18, 2020 | Updated 17:18 IST
Coronavirus: UK stops daily death toll update over potential data discrepancies

Britain said on July 18 it was pausing its daily update of the death toll from the coronavirus in the United Kingdom after the government ordered a review into the calculation of the data over concern numbers might have been exaggerated.

Academics have said the way that Public Health England (PHE), the government agency responsible for managing infectious disease outbreaks, calculates the figures means they might look worse there than in other countries of the United Kingdom.

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