5 May 2020

UK’s official death toll is highest in Europe

Health and Social Care Correspondent

The weekly release of death figures from the Office for National Statistics brings grim news today – confirming the deaths in the UK have now exceeded Italy, making ours the worst death toll in Europe.

The weekly release of death figures from the Office for National Statistics brings grim news today – confirming the deaths in the UK have now exceeded Italy, making ours the worst death toll in Europe.

Although there is some sign of hope – deaths in hospitals are falling – those in care homes continue to rise. And testing is still lagging behind the Government’s own target.