COVID-19 UK: Death toll surpasses 100,000; PM offers condolences to bereaved families

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

26th Jan, 2021. 11:39 pm
COVID-19 UK

Following the increase in the deadly COVID-19 outbreak across the globe, the Untied Kingdom’s death toll from the pandemic topped 100,000 people on Tuesday.

According to the details, more than 100,000 people have died with Covid-19 in the United Kingdom, after 1,631 deaths within 28 days.

Britain has the world’s fifth highest toll from Coronavirus and reported a further 1,631 deaths and 20,089 cases on Tuesday.

The 100,162 deaths are more than Britain’s civilian toll in World War Two and twice the number killed in the 1940-41 Blitz bombing campaign.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he took “full responsibility” for the government’s actions, saying: “We truly did everything we could.”

“I’m deeply sorry for every life lost,” he said.

“We will make sure we learn the lessons and reflect and prepare,” said Johnson, whose government has faced heavy criticism for its handling of the crisis.

He said the coronavirus infection rate remained “pretty forbiddingly high” to ease lockdown restrictions.

But he said “at a certain stage we will want to be getting things open”.

“What I will be doing in the course of the next few days and weeks is setting out in more detail, as soon as we can, when and how we want to get things open again.”

Earlier in December, Britain became the first country in the world to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. It has set itself the task of offering vaccination to everyone 70 and over by mid-February.

Up to Monday, a total of 6,853,327 people had received a first dose and 472,446 a second dose.

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