Coronavirus UK news LIVE: Thousands of Covid-19 deaths to be cut from records as Aberdeen enters second lockdown

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Thousands of coronavirus deaths are set to be cut from official records over flaws in how they are counted.

An urgent review into errors found that anyone who dies after testing positive is included in official Covid-related death stats – even if their death happens months later.

The figures are now expected to be brought in line with Scotland and Northern Ireland, where deaths are only counted towards official records if they occur 28 days after a person tests positive.

Meanwhile Aberdeen has now entered a second lockdown, with pubs closing at 5pm last night following a fresh coronavirus outbreak in the city.

All indoor and outdoor hospitality venues in Aberdeen shut yesterday evening after 54 new coronavirus cases were linked to 20 pubs and restaurants in the area.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus death toll rose to 46,364, bringing the total number of cases to 307,184.

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