Italy could soon overtake the UK’s coronavirus death toll, as it announced on Friday that another 761 people had died after contracting the virus.It brings the country’s total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 63,387 – close to the UK’s total of 63,506.The UK has the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe.Since September, Italy has recorded more than 28,000 coronavirus deaths, including 993 in a single day earlier in December.Live updates on coronavirus from UK and around world Advertisement Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Elderly hugged by families in secure room If Italy overtakes the UK, it would only be below Mexico, India and the US in terms of the number of its citizens who have died during the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University.The country, which was one of the hardest hit during the first wave, has the second-oldest population in the world, with the average age of those who have died with COVID-19 in Italy at around 80. More from Covid-19 COVID-19: How a community is coming together to look after its coronavirus victims COVID-19: Bedroom tax could be worsening coronavirus spread and should be reviewed – SAGE advisers COVID-19: Nearly half of… Read full this story
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