UK coronavirus deaths in hospitals rise by 828 to 17,337

An employee uses a visor at the Nissan plant, as Nissan produces visors for the NHS, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sunderland, Britain, April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

LONDON (Reuters) – A total of 17,337 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospitals in Britain, an increase of 828 on the figure published 24 hours earlier, health ministry data showed on Tuesday.

The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus has risen to 129,044.

The figure for deaths is as of 5 p.m. (1600 GMT) on April 20, while the figure for confirmed cases is as of 9 a.m. (0800 GMT) on April 21.

Reporting by Paul Sandle, editing by Estelle Shirbon

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