UK virus death toll up by 586 to 21,678: health ministry

By: AFP      Published: 09:57 PM, 28 Apr, 2020
UK virus death toll up by 586 to 21,678: health ministry
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson pauses for a minute's silence to honour UK key workers, including NHS staff, health and social care workers, who have died during the coronavirus outbreak inside 10 Downing Street, central London on April 28, 2020.–AFP

Britain's health ministry on Tuesday said 586 more people had died after testing positive for COVID-19 in hospital, taking the total toll to 21,678.

The increase is significantly higher than Monday's 360 new fatalities recorded -- the lowest daily total since March -- but down on the highest death tolls to date seen earlier this month.