UK Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 40,000

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The number of Coronavirus deaths in the UK has now passed 40,000, making it by far the worst hit in Europe.

The Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday that 35,044 deaths involving Covid-19 were registered in England.

These figures mean that so far 38,355 deaths have been registered in the UK where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, including suspected cases.

Figures from the National Records of Scotland 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.

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A further 1,678 hospital patients in England who had tested positive for Covid-19 died between May 2 and May 10, according to figures published on Monday by NHS England – which, together with the total number of 38,355 registered deaths, indicates the overall death toll for the UK is just over 40,000.

 

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