April 29, 2020 / 4:09 PM / a month ago

UK has 2nd-highest COVID-19 death toll in Europe, new figures show

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - Britain now has Europe’s second-highest official death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to new figures on Wednesday that cover fatalities in all settings, including in nursing homes.

Some 26,097 people died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, Public Health England said. (Reporting by Andy Bruce; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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