42,461 (UK) is much lower than 120,899 (US). You''re saying the UK has a higher rate than the US?
I’m truly shocked at the number of people here who don’t understand “rate.” Yes, the US has more deaths in total. Why wouldn’t we? We have almost 5 times the population that the UK has, yet we have just under 3 times the total COVID-19 deaths. You could also look at case fatality rate, in which the US is much better off than the UK, as well. In fact, the US has a lower death rate than most European countries outside Germany.