UK comes first in COVID-19 mortality rate in Europe

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Great Britain overtook all European countries in terms of mortality from coronavirus.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 32.3 thousand deaths have been recorded there, while in Italy, where until recently the epidemiological situation was considered the most difficult, a little more than 29 thousand deaths were recorded.

According to Independent , such data was released by the National Statistics Service (ONS).

According to the report of the service, most of the deaths occurred in hospitals (19.6 thousand). Nearly 5.9 thousand people died in nursing homes and boarding schools, more than 1.3 thousand infected with COVID-19 died at home, 301 people died in hospices.

The publication notes that the statistics previously provided by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Great Britain, only deaths that occurred in hospitals were taken into account.

According to the Worldometers portal , more than 3.6 million cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the world at the moment, 252.7 thousand deaths. 1.2 million patients have recovered from COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic.

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