UK coronavirus death toll passes 27,000

UK coronavirus death toll passes 27,000

The UK coronavirus death toll has jumped to 27,510 after another 739 people were confirmed dead, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.

The Health Secretary confirmed today that the UK had reached its testing goal of 100,000 coronavirus tests per day by the end of April. He said 122,347 tests were performed in the 24 hours up to 9am on Friday.

Earlier today, NHS England announced a further 391 had died in English hospitals, bringing the overall tally in England 20,483.

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