Coronavirus Outbreak: UK Death toll increases by 828 to 17337 in hospitals

Coronavirus Outbreak: UK Death toll increases by 828 to 17337 in hospitals

 LONDON — A total of 17,337 people in hospitals in Britain who tested positive for coronavirus died, an rise of 828 from the figure released 24 hours earlier, health ministry data showed on Tuesday.

The total number of confirmed new coronavirus cases has risen to 129,044.

Death estimates are as of 5 p.m. (1600 GMT) on 20 April, the confirmed cases being at 9 a.m. (0800 GMT) dated 21 April.


Image: Paramedics wheel a patient into The Royal London Hospital in east London on April 21, 2020, during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Handout / AFP)