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Angela Rayner, deputy leader of the Labour Party, told BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme: “We have the highest death toll in Europe.”

That is correct but does not take into account population size. Some smaller countries have reported higher rates of deaths per 100,000 people.

The UK did have the worst figures across most measures in the first wave of coronavirus, but has since been overtaken by countries that had worse winters.

As the table below shows, the UK has the fifth largest number of recorded coronavirus deaths in the world at the time of writing,

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