Previously, those who had tested positive for Covid-19 at any period before death were counted among its official toll, but this methodology was criticised and went against that of other nations.
Now the UK's four chief medical officers have determined to use a solitary, consistent evaluate and publish the amount of fatalities that transpired within 28 days of a favourable coronavirus check confirmed in a lab, each and every day.
That could explain why England has been showing far higher daily death tolls than Scotland, which only counts deaths that occur within 28 days of a positive test. PHE and the devolved administrations also worked closely with the UK Statistics Authority on these new measures and the new approach is in line with advice from the statistics regulator.
The move is set to address concerns raised by academics from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University about the original measure, which counted anyone who had ever tested positive as a COVID-associated death.
The changes means 5,377 deaths will no longer be included in the official total from Public Health England, resulting in a decrease from 46,706 to 41,329 - a reduction of 11.5%.
The way we count deaths in people with COVID-19 in England was originally chosen to avoid underestimating deaths caused by the virus in the early stages of the pandemic.
But he stated the new solutions of calculating deaths from the virus would give "important info about both equally new trends and all round mortality load because of to Covid-19".
According to Newton, there was no yardstick endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and PHE argued there was no single ideal way of working out the total.
The health ministry had suspended the daily publication of data on Covid-19 deaths in July after Health Secretary Matt Hancock ordered a review into the methodology being used in England.
Covid-19 positive people who die after 28 days, but before completion of 60 days.
"The previous measure of always being a COVID death, even if recovered, was unscientific".
The government's analysis of the data found 96% of deaths occurred within 60 days or had Covid-19 on the death certificate. "As COVID deaths fall, a number of recovered patients, particularly the very old and those with severe underlying conditions, are now dying from these conditions and not COVID-19".
United Kingdom has reported more than 3.15 lakh coronavirus cases so far, according to the Johns Hopkins University.