The United Kingdom (UK) has the highest coronavirus death rate in Europe, new data has revealed.

Another 176 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 43,906, the British Department of Health and Social Care said Wednesday.

The figures include deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community.

As of Wednesday morning, 313,483 people have tested positive for the disease in Britain, a daily increase of 829, according to the department.

As of Wednesday morning, there have been 9,662,051 tests of the novel coronavirus in the country, with 226,398 tests on Tuesday, said the department.

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