Which countries have recorded the most deaths from Covid-19?

The coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the world, with a record number of infections – 260,000 – being recorded in just 24 hours over the weekend.

The number of confirmed cases worldwide has now passed 14.2 million – and although infection rates may have dropped in some parts of the world, including many European countries badly hit at the start of the pandemic, it is accelerating elsewhere.

The death rate is also continuing to rise, with over 600,000 people worldwide now known to have lost their lives to Covid-19.

But which countries have recorded the highest death tolls?

Which countries have recorded the most deaths from Covid-19?

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While all countries are reporting deaths differently, according to the World Health Organisation’s figures, the USA is the country which has recorded the highest death toll from the pandemic so far.

The number of deaths in the USA currently stands at 137,674 – while they also have the highest number of confirmed cases, over 3.8 million.

Florida has been particularly badly hit, with over 350,000 cases in that state alone, and just over 4,900 deaths from the virus.

Brazil has the second-highest death toll in the world, with 77,851 having died from Covid-19 so far – while they have also recorded just over 2 million cases.

Currently the UK has the third highest death toll at just over 45,000.

However, the Government has paused the publication of daily death tolls in England amid concerns that there have been ‘statistical flaws’ in the way they have been calculated – with reports that some reported deaths could have included people who tested positive for coronavirus months before they died.

The UK also only ranks 10th highest for confirmed cases, with several other countries – including India, Russia, South Africa, Peru, Mexico, Chile and Spain having recorded more infections but lower death tolls.

The country with the next highest death toll is Mexico, with over 39,000, followed by Italy, with just over 35,000.

This is how it breaks down.

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