Great Britain Corona virus infection covid-19 death toll exceeded 200,000, according to data from Office of National Statistics.

A total of 200,247 deaths related to COVID have been recorded since the beginning of 2020 pandemic.

Some 294 deaths were reported last week, taking the toll above 200,000, the ONS said. The figures include deaths due to Covid-19 as well as those related to the virus.

According to Our World In Data as of July 10, the UK has one of the highest Covid death rates in Europe at 2,652 deaths per million people. This is higher than Spain (2,326 per million), France (2,226 per million) and Germany (1,691 per million).

Britain also has a higher excess mortality rate than many of its European peers, at 2,070 per million people.

Vaccines, improved therapies and greater knowledge about Covid-19 have all helped reduce the burden of death as the pandemic progresses.

More than 100,000 deaths have been reported in the UK by the start of January 2021, less than a year after the Covid crisis. It took more than 18 months for the death toll to double.

In the first wave of the pandemic, 91 percent of people died directly as a result of Covid in England and Wales. That figure dropped to 68 percent for the Omicron wave.

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