The UK now has the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe

5 May 2020 (Last Updated May 5th, 2020 18:08)

The UK now has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus deaths in Europe.

The latest death toll for the UK has reached 29,427, according to the Office for National Statistics, higher than Italy at 29,315 and Spain at 25,613.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK has reached 194,990, with the government due to set out a strategy on how to "unlock" the economy.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of coronavirus deaths worldwide has now exceeded 250,000.