UK has the highest excess coronavirus death rate in the world


A comparison of excess mortality figures show that the UK has the highest death rate in the world, as the UK recorded 59,537 more deaths than normal levels.

The Financial Times analysed 19 of the worst hit countries with coronavirus globally. The study conducted by the newspaper found that coronavirus killed, directly or indirectly 891 people per million, far higher than any other country.

The absolute global number of excess deaths is compared, America comes first of being the worst hit, then Europe.

The official death toll stands at 37,460 as a further 412 people were recorded on Thursday.

A Number 10 spokesperson said, “We will, of course, learn lessons from our response to this virus, but these must be drawn from an accurate international analysis in the future.”