The United Kingdom could become the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, replacing Italy and Spain as the epicenter of COVID-19, according to an explosive table. Ed Conway of Sky News used a table of coronavirus mortality rates to reveal that the United Kingdom was a few days ahead of Italy as one of the countries most affected by the virus. The alarming picture comes as the latest figures show that 4,313 people with the virus have now died in the UK – up 708 from Friday.
“But it is what has happened more recently that has caused concern here in the UK.
“The lines in the United Kingdom and the United States are getting stiffer while those in Spain and Italy are getting flatter.
“The United Kingdom could overtake Italy and the United States could overtake Spain in a few days to become the biggest epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of severity and the speed at which it kills people. .
There have been almost 8,500 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States, most of them in New York State.
The number of patients in intensive care units in Italy has decreased for the first time since the start of the epidemic.
In Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said the country was on the verge of surpassing the peak of infections, with the number of deaths from coronavirus having dropped for the second day in a row.
Globally, more than 60,000 people have died and more than 1.1 million have been infected, according to Johns Hopkins University.