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UK Covid-19 death toll tops 47,000 as pressure heaps on Johnson

Reuters

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Modified 26 May 2020, 10:32 am
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CORONAVIRUS | The United Kingdom's Covid-19 death toll surpassed 47,000 on Tuesday, a dire human cost that could define the premiership of Boris Johnson.

The Office for National Statistics said 42,173 people had died in England and Wales with suspected Covid-19 as of May 15, bringing the UK total to 47,343 - which includes earlier data from Scotland, Northern Ireland, plus recent hospital deaths in England.

A death toll of nearly 50,000 underlined Britain's status as one of the worst-hit countries in a pandemic that has killed...

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