UK coronavirus death toll rises 861 to 13,729: official

By: AFP      Published: 07:10 PM, 16 Apr, 2020
UK coronavirus death toll rises 861 to 13,729: official
Cars pass a sign on the side of the A30 road in Old Basing, near Basingstoke, west of London on April 16, 2020, reading "Perhaps we took our NHS for Granted...." as life in Britain continues during the nationwide lockdown. AFP

The number of people in Britain who have died in hospital from the COVID-19 disease has risen by 861 to 13,729, according to daily health ministry figures on Thursday.

After several days of decreasing numbers, it represents a spike of 100 on the previous day's rate of increase. The latest figures also showed the number of people in Britain to have tested positive for COVID-19 passed 100,000.

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