Coronavirus: United Kingdom death toll becomes highest in the European Union

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United Kingdom death toll from the COVID-19 has ranked 32,000, according to an updated official count released Tuesday, pushing the country to overtake Italy to become the 2nd-most impacted after the United States.

The new toll, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and regional health bodies, has not yet been incorporated into the government’s daily figures, which records the current number of deaths as 29,427.

That is still higher than Italy, which on Tuesday said it has recorded 29,316 virus fatalities to date, but far short of the US where nearly 69,000 have died in the pandemic.

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However, the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab urged against trying to make reliable international comparisons.

“There are different ways of counting deaths… we now publish data that includes all deaths in all settings and not all countries do that,” he said at the daily Downing Street press conference.

“Can you reliably know that all countries are measuring in the same way? And it also depends on how good, frankly, countries are in gathering their statistics.” Read Here

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