The number of deaths from the coronavirus in the UK has risen to above 28,000. That’s the highest number of deaths reported in Europe to date, according to data published Tuesday.
The National Statistical Office said that 29,648 people died in England and Wales with Covid-19 listed in the death certificates.
Including deaths for Scotland and Northern Ireland, the total number of deaths in the UK is now 32,313.
That is more than in Italy, formerly the hardest-hit country in Europe, although deaths are recorded there differently.