Britain now has Europe’s second highest official COVID-19 death toll with more than 26,000, according to figures published on Wednesday that raised questions about Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s response to the outbreak.
While this was 11,854 more than average for the week, only 8,758 cases mentioned COVID-19 in death certificates, suggesting even this more comprehensive data may be undercounting the true toll.
Virus in Turkey
Turkey’s COVID-19 pandemic continues to bear fruit. On Tuesday, the country recorded its highest number of recoveries in a single day. The total number of discharged patients rose by 5,018 to 38,809.
The country’s health minister confirmed 92 more deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 2,992.
The total number of coronavirus cases surged to 114,653, as 2,392 more people tested positive for the virus.