MORE than 50,000 people in the UK have died from coronavirus – 11,000 more than the official figure, new analysis claims today.
The true death toll now stands at 50,059 compared to the Department of Health's official figure of 39, 369.
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The total number of deaths combines the latest data from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Figures published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics show there were 44, 401 deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales up to May 22.
There were 1,009 additional coronavirus deaths in England hospitals and Welsh care homes between May 23 and June 1.
Figures published this morning by the National Records of Scotland show there were 3,911 deaths involving coronavirus registered up to May 31.
And the latest figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, published last week, show 738 deaths involving Covid-19 up to June 2.
This adds up to 50,059 deaths in total.
1,031 of those deaths are not yet on the victim's death certificate but have been recorded by the relevant hospital trust.
It comes after an alarming new report found black and ethnic minorities are more than twice as likely to die from Covid-19 than white people.
The findingspublished yesterday also show men from a working class background are twice as likely to die than women.
Seperate analysis has found 64 per cent of NHS and social care workers who died were from a BAME background.
Ministers ordered the review after several studies suggested that those from BAME backgrounds were more likely to catch the bug.
And it also concluded that age, and even what job you do, could affect your chances of getting it.
The review into the risk factors of dying from coronavirus said: "The largest disparity found was by age.
"Among people already diagnosed with COVID19, people who were 80 or older were seventy times more likely to die than those under 40.
"Risk of dying among those diagnosed with COVID-19 was also higher in males than females."
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