Monday 10 August 2020 / 12:10 PM Health / Justin Madders

Govt may end daily publication of Covid-19 deaths – Justin Madders responds

Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, responding to reports that the Government may end the daily publication of Covid-19 deaths, said:

“The Government must be as transparent as possible with all aspects of coronavirus, including daily death figures. While there may be issues with how the figures are collated, Ministers must find solutions rather than end the publication of these statistics.”

“Throughout the pandemic there has been a failure to publish accurate statistics on a whole range of matters –  from the number of people tested each day to the constant revision of the number of covid-related deaths. 

“It is vital that Ministers commit to continuing to publish daily death figures. Failing to do so risks sending the message out that the virus has been beaten when we know full well it is still circulating”.