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U.K. records highest COVID death toll since the spring

U.K. records highest COVID death toll since the spring
The country is track to become Europe’s most severely affected nation, just behind Italy.

on Wednesday recorded its highest coronavirus death toll since the springtime.death toll up to 69,051, is the highest death toll the country’s recorded since April 29.(Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP) Italy has the highest COVID-19 death toll in Europe with 70,373 recorded deaths, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University & Medicine’s Coronavirus Resource Center.A hefty amount of the newest infections are reportedly related to the new strain of the virus that’s been identified in the London as well as southeast England — the capital and parts of the region became subject to a new lockdown over the weekend.

BioNTech, which along with Pfizer developed one of two primary coronavirus vaccines, said that while they’re unsure how their jab will fare against the new strain, “scientifically, it is highly likely that the immune response by this vaccine also can deal with the new virus variants.has also recorded 39,237 new cases, a record number of infections, though this could also be related to testing shortages earlier in the pandemic.

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