New figures show that more than 98,000 deaths involving Covid-19 have now occurred in the UK.
According to the latest reports from the UK’s statistics agencies, a total of 93,030 deaths have so far been registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
This figure is significantly higher compared to countries of a similar population in Europe.
For example, there have been 68,060 reported Covid-19 deaths in France, 41,799 in Germany and 79,203 in Italy, which was a country particularly hard hit at the start of the pandemic.
New figures show that almost half of the hospital deaths in England and Wales registered during the last week of 2020 involved coronavirus.
Since the UK statistics were compiled, a further 4,869 deaths have occurred in England, plus 117 in Scotland, 245 in Wales and 118 in Northern Ireland, according to additional data published on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.
Together, these totals mean that so far 98,379 deaths involving Covid-19 have taken place in the UK.