The UK has become
the first country in Europe to pass 50,000 coronavirus deaths, according to the latest government figures. A total of 50,365 people have died within 28 days of a positive Covid test, up by 595 in the past 24 hours. The only other countries to pass the milestone are the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico. There have been around 1.2 million confirmed cases in the UK and more than 180,000 people have been admitted to hospital with the virus.