UK records 1,564 new fatalities to take country past 100,000 coronavirus deaths
More than 100,000 people have died from coronavirus across the UK since the disease first appeared in the country almost a year ago.
New government figures show there were a record 1,564 new fatalities, as a series of record-high death figures announced by the government brings the bleak death toll to 101,160.
More than one in ten of these deaths have been announced since the start of 2021.
The UK now has one of the worst Covid mortality rates in the world, at 151 per 100,000 people, ahead of the US, Spain and Mexico where ahead of the US, Spain and Mexico where there are 116, 113 and 108 deaths per 100,000 people respectively.
There have been 93,418 coronavirus deaths recorded by statistical agencies based on deaths with Covid on the death certificate since the beginning of the pandemic up to 10 January, and a further 7,742 deaths since, according to figures published by the government based on deaths within 28 days of a positive test for the virus.
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