UK Covid deaths pass tragic 150,000 milestone, official data reveals
THE CORONAVIRUS death toll in the UK has now passed 150,000, official data states.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that as of April 2, 150,418 deaths had been recorded with Covid-19 on the death certificate.
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As it stands there are only four other countries that have recorded a higher fatality rate than the UK.
The US, India, Brazil and Mexico have all recorded high death tolls.
Data from the ONS states that the updated figure released today includes 450 deaths recorded in the seven days to April 2.
This is a drop of 350 in comparison to the toll the previous week.
Since April 2, the ONS said there had been a further 284 deaths recorded across the UK.
In total 150,702 people have now died after contracting the virus.
While the UK may have now hit a tragic milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, the data from the ONS states that the number of deaths registered in the week up to April 2 is below the five year average.
The ONS said that the number of deaths was 19 per cent below the five-year average, which equates to 1,929 fewer deaths.
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