UK virus death toll rises by 596 to 16,060: ministry

By: AFP      Published: 07:08 PM, 19 Apr, 2020
UK virus death toll rises by 596 to 16,060: ministry
An image of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II making her address to the UK and the Commonwealth in relation to the coronavirus epidemic is displayed on the advertising boards at Piccadilly Circus in central London on April 9, 2020, as Britain continues to battle the outbreak of Coronavirus.–AFP

The number of people in Britain who have died in hospital from the coronavirus has risen by 596 to 16,060, according to daily health ministry figures on Sunday.

As of 5 pm on 18 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 16,060 have sadly died," said the ministry, up from 15,464 earlier.