UK: Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 15,000

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A total of 15,464 people in the United Kingdom have died after contracting coronavirus, the UK Department of Health and Social Care confirmed Saturday, marking an increase of 888 from Friday’s confirmed total of 14,576.

“As of 5 pm on 17 April, of those hospitalized in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 15,464 have sadly died,” the DHSC said in a tweet.

The number of confirmed cases has also increased in the past day, with 5,525 people diagnosed in the past 24 hours. Currently, there are 114,217 confirmed COVID-19 patients in the UK.

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