UK death toll now highest in Europe

UK death toll now highest in Europe

UK death toll now highest in Europe

The UK now has the highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe totalling 32,375, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows.

Italy previously had the highest European death toll, which currently stands at 29,079.

There were 29,710 deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales up to April 24 (and which were registered up to May 2), ONS figures show.

The latest figures from the National Records of Scotland, published last week, revealled 2,272 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Scotland up to April 26.

And the latest figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, also published last week, showed 393 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Northern Ireland up to April 29.

In each case, the figures are based on all mentions of Covid-19 on a death certificate, including suspected Covid-19. 

The latest official figures released by the Department of Health, which includes deaths recorded in hospitals and care homes, stands at 28,734.

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