May 12, 2020 / 8:42 AM / 20 days ago

UK COVID-19 death toll topped 38,000 as of early May: official data

LONDON, May 12 (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll topped 38,000 as of early May, including suspected cases, by far the worst official toll yet in Europe, according to official data published on Tuesday.

The Office for National Statistics said it recorded 34,978 COVID-19 related deaths as of May 1 in England and Wales.

Adding previously released data from Scotland and Northern Ireland, the toll stood at 38,289 as of May 3, according to Reuters calculations. (Reporting by Andy Bruce; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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