Thousands of people may have died of Covid-19 without ever being diagnosed with the virus, according to new data for England and Wales.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) says that between March 7 and May 1 this year there were 46,380 more deaths than in an average year – but almost 13,000 of these deaths were not attributed to coronavirus.
The ONS concludes that many cases may have been missed – the vast majority were in care homes.
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