Coronavirus: UK has one of the lowest test rates in the world

The UK has one of the lowest coronavirus testing rates in the world, data shows.

In a comparison of 17 countries with the largest coronavirus outbreaks, Britain ranks 15th only in Peru and India.

The UK tests just 5.54 people per thousand in its population and is miles below comparable countries including Italy, Germany and Spain, all of which test more than 20 people per thousand,…