BFF-36 UK virus death toll up by 586 to 21,678: health ministry

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

LONDON, April 28, 2020 (BSS/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.

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