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UK COVID-19 death toll rises above 32,000 to highest in Europe

UK COVID-19 death toll rises above 32,000 to highest in Europe

Author: Wardah Sempa | Tuesday 5th May 2020

UK COVID-19 death toll rises above 32,000 to highest in Europe Photograph

The UK now has the highest death toll in Europe from coronavirus after new official figures revealed that more than 32,000 people have died from the virus.

The Office for National Statistics said 29,648 deaths were registered in England and Wales with Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificates by 2 May.

With the addition of deaths in Scotland and Northern Ireland, this reportedly takes the UK’s death toll to 32,313, according to calculations by Reuters.

This figure far exceeds the death toll of 29,029 in Italy – until now Europe’s worst-hit country. Italy’s total does not include suspected cases.