BFF-40 UK virus death toll up by 739 to 27,510: health minister

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UK virus death toll up by 739 to 27,510: health minister

LONDON, May 1, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Britain’s health minister on Friday said 739 more people had died after testing positive for COVID-19, taking the total toll to 27,711.

Matt Hancock also announced that Britain had met its goal of 100,000 tests a day by the end of April, saying that 122,347 tests were achieved on Thursday, calling it an “incredible achievement”.

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