UK death toll 9,000 higher than government figures

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) number of 39,071 deaths is 32% larger than the figure announced by government for the same time period. The news has confirmed fears that the overall death toll in the country is significantly higher than the one being published by the government. However experts have warned that because May 8 was a Bank Holiday, the figures should be treated with caution as the number of deaths registered was lower. In Liverpool, the virus impact on care homes looking after vulnerable residents has been huge.