BRITAIN ranks 56th on a global league table of Covid deaths. Health officials claim that globally, 15 million people died between 2020 and 2021.
A World Health Organisation report revealed that the UK experienced 109 more deaths per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two years.
That is lower than Germany, Italy, Spain and the US — and way below Peru, which was worst with 437 excess fatalities per 100,000.
Scientists and Labour leader Sir KeirStarmer claimed that the toll in our country was the most severe during the crisis.
The report says many countries under-counted Covid deaths and the global figure is between 13.3million and 16.6million — far higher than the official six million.
Although the bug was severe and widespread in 2020, the UK saw a turnaround last year thanks to jabs.
Dr Simon Clarke, from the University of Reading, said: “We had early access to the vaccines and we would have been in a much worse situation without them.
“We’re not the worst affected country and we shouldn’t be – we’re one of the most developed countries in the world.”