Mexico reports COVID-linked deaths far above official toll

Mexico registered 294,287 deaths associated with COVID-19 up to mid-February, new government data showed, much higher than the country’s official coronavirus fatality toll. The figure, given in a report on excess deaths released on Sunday, is 69 percent more than the 173,771 deaths announced by the health ministry at the…

UK passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak still rages

More than 100,000 people have died in the United Kingdom after contracting the coronavirus, a year into Europe’s deadliest outbreak, figures from the government showed Tuesday. Britain is the fifth country in the world to record 100,000 virus-related deaths, after the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico, and by far…