Coronavirus-related deaths were 41% higher in England and Wales than the government’s hospital-only figures in the week to 10 April.
The new figures, revealed in an Office for National Statistics report, take into account deaths outside of hospitals.
Overall, 13,121 deaths involving COVID-19 have occurred in England and Wales up to 10 April, and registered up to 18 April, which is 41% higher than the 9,288 people who died in UK hospitals during the same period reported by the Department of Health.
The figures have been labelled “sad and shocking”, with Labour saying they were “only scratching the surface of the emerging crisis in social care”.
The latest ONS weekly total shows that there were 1,662 deaths involving COVID-19 in England and Wales registered up to 10 April that happened outside of hospital.
Of the deaths outside hospitals 1,043 happened in care homes, up from 217 the week before.
A further 466 occurred in private homes, 87 in hospices, 21 in other communal establishments and 45 elsewhere.