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Coronavirus: UK death toll in hospitals alone rises by 938 in one day. #independent

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Wednesday, 08 April, 2020, 22:15
Coronavirus: UK death toll in hospitals alone rises by 938 in one day. #independent

The number of people to have died in hospital after contracting coronavirus has increased by 938 over the space of 24 hours, the government has confirmed.

The UK death toll for coronavirus patients has risen to 7,097, the Department of Health and Social Care said on Wednesday.
The total number of confirmed infections has jumped to 60,733 after a rise of more than 5,400.
Around 232,700 people have been tested for the virus as of Wednesday morning, according to the latest figures.
Nearly 13,000 people were tested in a day, the health ministry said.