Tuesday 19 January 2021 / 6:02 PM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

“Behind every statistic is a family grieving and in pain” – Jonathan Ashworth on daily Covid death statistics

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Health and Social Care Secretary, responding to the UK recording a new daily high of 1,610 death, said:

“The climbing record death rate is a tragic reminder of how devastating this virus is. Behind every statistic is a family grieving and in pain. It didn’t have to be like this. Every effort must be made to suppress Covid, minimise sickness, and save lives.”