United Kingdom coronavirus death toll rises above 32,000 to highest in Europe

United Kingdom coronavirus death toll rises above 32,000 to highest in Europe

The U.K. death toll from COVID-19 is now the highest in Europe after more than 30,000 deaths were recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Washington: The number of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. will jump to over 3,000 and new cases to about 200,000 per day till June 1, an internal draft report has said, even as more than two dozen American states announced to open up their economy amid the health crisis.

Benjamin Hall has the latest COVID-19 news from around the world.

By contrast the ONS figures include all deaths where Covid-19 is mentioned on death certificates.

Approximately 71.8 percent of the deaths registered up to April 24 occurred in hospital, while 5,890 people passed away in care homes, a further 301 in hospices and the remaining 1,306 in private homes.

The toll has jumped dramatically on several occasions as the ONS - which tallies all deaths - has regularly updated its count.

In Rome, Italy's most populous city, which has been relatively lightly hit by Covid-19, overall fatalities were down 9% from the previous five years.

"I believe the only sensible comparison is by looking at excess all-cause mortality, adjusted for the age distribution of the country".

"Approaches to recording deaths can vary greatly from country to country, such as the data entered on to a death certificate".

Raab said at the daily United Kingdom government press briefing that a "real verdict on how countries have done" will not be fully available until after the pandemic is over.

There was a big influx of cases, probably from Italy and Spain in early March, seeded right across the country, said Vallance.

Critics accused Britain's Conservative government of responding too slowly when COVID-19 began to spread and failing to contain the outbreak by widely testing people with symptoms, then tracing and isolating the contacts of infected people.

"I don't think we'll get a real verdict on how well countries have done until the pandemic is over and particularly until we've got comprehensive worldwide data on all cause of mortality", he said.

He added: "I'm not saying that we are at the bottom of any potential league table - it's nearly impossible to calculate a league table - but I'm not prepared to say that we're heading for the top".

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