By Bonita Onyeka, For Agenda Watchdog, April 18, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Britain’s coronavirus daily death toll today rose by 5 per cent to 888 – dashing hopes that the country’s fatality curve may be flattening after days of uncertainty.
The total death toll is now 15,464 but it is feared there are thousands more due to a delay in recording hospital fatalities and the failure to include those in care homes.
Officials said 357,023 people have now been tested for the infection out of a total of 460,437 tests carried out. Some 114,217 of these people have tested positive.
The Department of Health and Social Care said the total number of cases has risen by 5,526 on the previous day – and some 21,389 tests were carried out yesterday.
Today’s daily death toll is the worst in a week since 917 on April 11, and the fourth worst figure so far – after 980 on April 10, 938 on April 8 and the figure on April 11.