The UK has become the first country in Europe to pass 50,000 coronavirus deaths, according to the latest government figures. As the U.S. surpasses 250,000 deaths from Covid-19, Lester Holt urges Americans to focus on our collective strength, sacrifices and resolve so that we may beat this virus. The UK has become the first country in Europe to record more than 50,000 deaths due to coronavirus. The Prime Minister said every death was a tragedy and he warned that Britain was not out of the woods yet.
The latest figures recorded another 595 daily deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test — bringing the total death toll to 50,365.
Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by health correspondent Catherine Burns and health editor Hugh Pym. The nation's largest school district shut down in-person learning after New York City hit its self-imposed 3% positivity rate; officials warn of family gathering superspreader events.