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NEWLY REPORTED COVID-19 CASES IN LAST 24 HOURS (6.18.2021, 11:43am CEST, WHO):   U.S. 11,767    India 67,208    Brazil 95,367    France 2,865    Turkey 6,221    Russia 14,057    The United Kingdom 8,808    Italy 1,400    Argentina 25,878    Columbia 27,827    Spain 1,922    Germany 1,330    Iran 10,291    Mexico 3,789    Ukraine 1,188    Peru 7,713    Indonesia 12,624    South Africa 13,246    The Netherlands 1,040    Chile 6,670    Canada 1,053    Philippines 6,637    Iraq 5,189    Pakistan 1,119    Portugal 1,350    Bangladesh 3,840    Japan 1,560    Malaysia 5,738    Nepal 1,768    United Arab Emirates 2,167    Saudi Arabia 1,309    Ecuador 1,161    Bolivia 2,836    Paraguay 2,612    Panama 1,048    Tunisia 2,379    Costa Rica 1,845    Uruguay 2,900    Kuwait 1,646    Guatemala 1,725    Venezuela 1,341    Oman 2,015    Sri Lanka 2,372    Thailand 3,129    Cuba 1,418    Zambia 3,026    Afghanistan 2,203    Mongolia 2,642    Uganda 1,110    China 198    Singapore 27    New Zealand 1    Australia 11    South Korea 507   

UK coronavirus death toll rises above 32,000, highest in Europe

Christian Fernsby |
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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Topics: CORONAVIRUS    UK   

The Office for National Statistics said 29,648 deaths had taken place as of April 24 in England and Wales with COVID-19 mentioned in death certificates.

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.


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