In no way am I trying to reduce the severity of the situation, but, a couple of points, and this from someone I know in the nhs.
Every death is being attributed to covid 19, and this is certainly true in some cases in many others the virus is killing people who were going to or were dying of other things.
In instances where the cause of death wasn't logged as covid 19 the records were changed to covid 19.
A great many people have it or have had it and showed no symptoms and recovered.
No one seems to know the amount of people treated in hospital and released.