The true scale of the death toll from coronavirus in England and Wales is becoming clearer, with one in five deaths now linked to the virus, according to new figures.

As a result, the weekly death toll  when all causes are accounted for is at its highest since records began in 2005.
Of those, 3,475 deaths mentioned novel coronavirus on the death certificate 21.2 per cent of all deaths that week, up from 539, (4.8 per cent) the previous week.
It leaves more than 2,500 excess deaths in that week which were not attributed to coronavirus.
The daily death toll from hospitals in England and Wales, released  by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC),  was 4,093 on April 3. 
According to the ONS, the true figure was 6,235 52 per cent higher than first thought.
Unlike the daily figures on coronavirus deaths from the DHSC, the ONS measures deaths which occurred outside hospitals, including in care homes.
The number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in care homes has risen tenfold in just a week, from 200 in the week to March 26 to 217 in the week to April 3.
Around one in 10 coronavirus-related deaths registered up to April 3 in England and Wales took place outside hospitals, according to the ONS.
Out of a total of 406 such deaths, 217 were registered in care homes, 33 in hospices, 136 in private homes, three in other communal establishments and 17 elsewhere.
Some 3,716 deaths occurred in hospitals.