Source: China State Council Information Office
The number of people who have died with coronavirus in Britain has passed 50,000, according to government figures released Wednesday.
Another 595 people with coronavirus have died in Britain, bringing the total coronavirus-related deaths in Britain to 50,365, the figures showed.
Britain is the fifth country in the world to hit the tragic milestone of 50,000 COVID-19 deaths, following the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico.
Another 22,950 people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in Britain to 1,256,725, the data showed.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday that the grim figures showed that “we are not out of the woods yet”.
“Every death is a tragedy…we mourn everybody who’s gone,” he said.
“I do think that we have got now to a different phase in the way that we treat it,” Johnson said, referring to the country’s mass testing program and the “realistic prospect” of a vaccine.
“It does still require everybody to follow the guidance, do the right thing, to suppress the disease in a way that we all understand,” he added.
England last week entered into a month-long national lockdown, the second of its kind since the coronavirus outbreak in Britain, in a bid to quell the resurgence of coronavirus.
To bring life back to normal, countries including Britain, China, Germany, Russia and the United States are racing against time to find a vaccine.