The UK is the first European country to record more than 50,000 deaths due to COVID-19.
The UK has seen the world's fifth-highest death toll. Poorer areas and ethnic minorities have been disproportionately affected. The government's death toll only includes people who died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus, but there are two other ways of measuring COVID-19 deaths. The statistics compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) state that the death toll is closer to 65,000.
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