Poorest twice as likely to die from coronavirus in UK – BBC News

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the poor, vulnerable and those living in deprived areas the hardest.

The overall death rate in England’s poorest areas was almost double that of the least deprived between April and June, according to official figures.

The government say they are committed to reducing deprivation and have spent tens of billions of pounds in welfare support this year.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by special correspondent Ed Thomas in Burnley.

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