London, November 12
The UK has become the first country in Europe to cross the grim milestone of 50,000 Covid-related deaths. PM Boris Johnson said, “We mourn everybody who’s gone.”
As per the official figures, 12,56,725 people have tested positive after 22,950 new cases were recorded this week. A further 595 fatalities due to the deadly viral infection on Wednesday took the death toll to 50,365, making the United Kingdom the fifth country in the world to cross the 50,000 mark after the US, Brazil, India and Mexico.
Meanwhile, Austria’s daily cases of Covid infection surpassed 9,000 for the first time. Italy has reported 37,978 cases, most of them in Lombardy, and 636 deaths in the past 24 hours, its health ministry said. — Agencies