BFF-45 UK virus toll up 26,097 as care home deaths included

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UK virus toll up 26,097 as care home deaths included

LONDON, April 29, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Britain’s official death toll of people who tested positive for coronavirus jumped to 26,097 on Wednesday, as the country began including out-of-hospital deaths for the first time.

The change, up from 21,678 on Tuesday, comes as the health officials started accounting for deaths in places such as care homes.

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