UK COVID-19 death toll surpasses 50,000

UK COVID-19 death toll surpasses 50,000
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  • calendar-gray 03 June 2020

The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 50,000 on Wednesday, APA reports citing Reuters.

 

New data from Scotland brought the toll to 50,059, a dire milestone for Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he tries to ease the stringent coronavirus lockdown.

The Reuters tally mainly comprises fatalities where COVID-19 was mentioned on death certificates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland up to May 22, and up to May 31 in Scotland.

Unlike the daily death toll published by the government, the death certificate figures include suspected cases.

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