UK Surpasses Italy In Recorded Coronavirus Deaths, Now Leads Europe In Fatalities

Source: NPR

Over 32,000 people have died from the new coronavirus in the United Kingdom, according to the Office for National Statistics, marking the first time in the pandemic that it has led Europe in the number of deaths, according to an NPR report.

The country has surpassed Italy in COVID-19 deaths. The U.S. still leads the world in the highest number of coronavirus deaths; over 70,270 had died from the disease as of Tuesday. The number of total deaths recorded in the U.K. is “higher than we would wish, I think is all I can say,” Angela McLean, chief scientific adviser to the Ministry of Defence, said during the country’s press briefing Tuesday.

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