The Government will not publish the latest coronavirus death toll for the UK or the number of local cases today (August 11).
Public Health England said “technical difficulties” prevented the data from being uploaded to its website.
It said: “Owing to technical difficulties, the data will not be updated until 12 August 2020.”
It was reported yesterday that the Government may stop the daily publication of coronavirus deaths soon. It will follow a probe into Public Health England’s method of counting the toll, it has been claimed.
The conclusions of the investigation, ordered by Health Secretary Matt Hancock after it emerged officials were “exaggerating” virus deaths, are expected this week, the Telegraph reports. One recommendation could be to move to a weekly official death toll instead, a government source said.
No new deaths have been reported by local health trusts with the total numbers since the start of the pandemic as follows:
- Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust – 523
- Chesterfield Royal Hospital – 132
- Derbyshire Community Health Services – 18
- Derbyshire Healthcare – 2
Another 12 cases of coronavirus were confirmed across Derbyshire yesterday (August 10) with the total now standing at 3,494.
The number of people diagnosed in Derby is now at 1,347, while Staffordshire has had 3,913 positive tests since the start of the pandemic.
The Prime Minister has warned the UK faces “bumpy months ahead” as new data showed that the huge number of jobs lost.
A total of 81,000 jobs were lost between May and June, taking the number for April to June to 220,000 – the largest quarterly fall since 2009, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Boris Johnson said it was going to be “a very tough time for people” and there was a “long, long way to go”.