UK official Covid death toll has always undercounted fatalities, analysis shows

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Analysis: Excess deaths is the gold standard in assessing the scale of the impact of coronavirus

The UK government death toll is missing coronavirus fatalities and it always has, Guardian analysis has shown.

According to the paper by the University of Leicester 30% of Covid-19 patients discharged from English hospitals were readmitted within five months and almost one in eight of them die, raising further concerns over the accuracy of the widely quoted official figure.

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