BFF-36 UK virus death toll climbs 684 to 19,506: govt

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UK virus death toll climbs 684 to 19,506: govt

LONDON, April 24, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Britain’s health ministry on Friday
said that 684 more people had died after testing positive for COVID-19 in
hospital, taking the death toll to 19,506.

The figure, for the 24-hour period to 1600 GMT on Thursday, is more than
the 616 reported the previous day and comes after the government claimed the
virus had hit its peak.

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