UK coronavirus deaths rise by 563 to 2,352

Paramedics and ambulances are seen outside the Excel Centre, London while it is being prepared to become the NHS Nightingale Hospital, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) – The number of people with coronavirus who have died in Britain rose by 563 to a total 2,352 by 1600 GMT on March 31, the government said on Wednesday.

It said there were 29,474 confirmed cases of the virus at as 0800 GMT on Wednesday, up from 25,150 the day before.

Reporting by Alistair Smout and Paul Sandle; editing by Stephen Addison


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