Coronavirus: UK records most deaths in Europe – BBC News

The United Kingdom has recorded Europe’s highest number of deaths inked to coronavirus. It has overtaken Italy, and is second only to the United States in total number of recorded deaths from the disease.

Dominic Raab, the First Secretary of State, said the latest figures portrayed “a massive tragedy” but he warned against making comparisons with other countries until much more information is available on all causes of death.

The latest figures show there were 693 deaths linked to the virus in a 24-hour period in the UK. That brings the total number of deaths officially linked to the virus to 29,427.

The impact of the pandemic on some of the most vulnerable people is increasingly clear. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show coronavirus related deaths in care homes in England and Wales increased by more than a third in the week ending 24th April.

That week there were 2,794 registered deaths in care homes linked to coronavirus, bringing the total to nearly 6,000 care home deaths up to April 24th.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reports from Science Editor David Shukman, Social Affairs Correspondent Alison Holt and Health Editor Hugh Pym.

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