World Italy has highest death toll in Europe, overtakes UK

Italy has highest death toll in Europe, overtakes UK


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648x415 un test anti covid dans une pharmacie a rome en novembre

An anti-Covid test in a pharmacy in Rome, in November. – Francesco Fotia / AGF / SIPA

It is a trophy that our transalpine neighbor would have done well without. Italy on Saturday totaled the highest number of deaths from the new coronavirus in Europe since the start of the epidemic – 64,036 -, taking the place of the United Kingdom for this dramatic record. On Saturday, the Italian Ministry of Health announced 649 additional deaths in 24 hours and 19,903 new positive cases. Globally, only the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico have been more bereaved since the start of the epidemic.

According to data compiled by AFP on Europe, Italy passed the United Kingdom on Saturday (which has ten fewer deaths, 64,026 dead), which is followed by France (57,567), Spain (47,624), Russia (46,453) and Poland (22,676).

Belgium particularly affected

Over the last 7 days, among European countries, Italy has recorded the highest number of new deaths from Covid-19 (4,522), ahead of Russia (3,769), Germany (2,949), the United Kingdom ( 3.012) and Poland (2.815). Since November 1, Italy has recorded more than 25,000 deaths (25,418), or as many as between April 2 and the end of October (25,463).

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Among the hardest hit countries (excluding micro-states), Belgium is the one that deplores the highest number of deaths in the world in relation to its population, with 154 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Peru (111), Italy (106) and Spain (102). The United Kingdom records 94 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.



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