Covid-19 Death: UK death toll ‘passes 40,000’ – by far the worst in Europe

United Kingdom Covid-19 death has now passed 40,000, making it by far the worst toll in Europe.

Care homes now account for a third of all COVID-19 deaths in England and Wales.

Italy has recorded 30,739 deaths, Spain 26,744 and France 26,604, according to data collated by Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Germany has recorded 7,661

At least 2,251 people have died from COVID-19 in English hospitals, according to the latest daily data, bringing the true death toll as of Tuesday to just over 40,000.

35,044 deaths involving Covid-19 were registered in England and Wales up to 9 May, Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday.

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National Records of Scotland Figures showed 2,795 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Scotland up to May 3, while in Northern Ireland, 516 deaths had been registered in the country up to May 6.

Office for National Statistics (ONS) have also revealed that almost 40% of deaths are in care homes. There were 8,312 coronavirus-related care home deaths registered up to May 1 in England and Wales.

While, 1,678 hospital patients in England who had tested positive for Covid-19 died between May 2 and May 10, according to figures published by NHS England – which, together with the total figure of 38,355 registered deaths, the total official UK death toll now stands at 40,011.

In Italy, the next worst-hit country in Europe and whose population is about 90% of Britain’s, the death toll stood at 30,739 as of Monday, according to a measure based solely on confirmed cases rather than suspected cases.

 

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