UK virus death toll rises by 888 to 15,464: health ministry

By: AFP      Published: 06:42 PM, 18 Apr, 2020
UK virus death toll rises by 888 to 15,464: health ministry
A medical worker tests an NHS worker for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 at a drive-in testing facility at the Chessington World of Adventures Resort in Greater London. AFP

The number of people in Britain who have died in hospital from coronavirus has risen by 888 to 15,464, according to daily health ministry figures on Saturday.

"As of 5pm on 17 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 15,464 have sadly died," the ministry said on its website, up from 14,576 on Friday.

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