UK’s COVID-19 death toll tops 40,000


The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 has exceeded 40,000, according to government data published on Friday.

In all, 40,261 people had died following positive tests for coronavirus as of 16:00 GMT on Thursday, the health ministry said, up 357 from the previous day.

Including suspected cases, the U.K.’s death toll this week surpassed 50,000, according to a Reuters tally of official data sources.