Sunday 9 January 2022

UK coronavirus deaths top 150,000

DW News shows that more than 150,000 people have died in the United Kingdom  after catching coronavirus Covid-19, the British government said on Saturday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the virus has "taken a terrible toll on our country" and offered his condolences to people who have lost friends and relatives.

The UK is one of the most affected countries in Europe, second only to Russia, which has a reported death toll of almost 315,000.

Globally, the UK is the seventh country to pass this grim milestone, following the United States, Brazil, India, Russia, Mexico and Peru.

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