UK virus death toll tops 32,000, world’s second highest

The number of people killed by the coronavirus in the UK stands at 32,313, according to official figures on Tuesday, the second highest death toll in the world.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed Britain had now overtaken Italy, which has reported 29,029 fatalities, and now only stands behind the US with 68,700 deaths, the largest single-country toll. (AFP)