UK coronavirus death toll rises above 32,000, highest in EuropeChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 5, 2020
More than 32,000 people in the United Kingdom have died with suspected coronavirus, the highest official toll yet reported in Europe, according to data published on Tuesday.
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Including deaths for Scotland and Northern Ireland, the official toll now stands at 32,313. That is more than Italy, previously Europe's worst hit country, though its toll does not include suspected cases.
Ministers dislike comparisons of the headline death toll, saying that excess mortality - the number of deaths from all causes that exceed the average for the time of year - is a more meaningful metric. ■