İrem GÖL -TDO- According to the news of Guardian, at least five other people had died from the coronavirus in the UK by the time the government reported the first death from the outbreak, new data has revealed. The data shows that the harmful impact of the epidemic had already been recorded when Boris Johnson joked about shaking hands with hospital staff in the first coronavirus briefing in the beginning of March. By then, no deaths had been officially announced.
According to the details confirmed by Public Health England, the first coronavirus related death in the UK occurred on the 2nd of March. This was the beginning of an additional 3,811 deaths that occurred outside hospitals that were added this week to the UK’s death toll of those who have tested positive for the virus. However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was still shaking hands with people until 9th of March, when a fifth victim was publicly confirmed to have died in the UK. But in reality, the updated NHS data shows that 16 people had died by 9th of March including three that day.