The U.K. now has the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 in Europe and the second-highest in the world, according to the latest report.
The total death count in the U.K. has now reached 30,076 thus surpassing Italy’s 29,684, previously the highest in Europe.
The number of deaths in care homes in the U.K. continues to rise, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he “bitterly regrets” the situation there.
He stated that a “huge effort” had been made to provide more personal protective equipment and he set a new target of 200,000 daily coronavirus tests by the end of May.
In the meanwhile, the U.S. continues to lead the world in the number of deaths.
The country has now confirmed more than 1.2 million COVID-19 cases.
To date, at least t 72,3007 individuals in the U.S. have died from the coronavirus causing COVID-19.
More than 1,000 additional deaths have been announced every day since April 2.
Jenny Davy, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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