LONDON

Death toll from coronavirus outbreak in the U.K. has passed 2,300 with a record rise of 563 more deaths on Wednesday.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said that as of 9 p.m. March 31, a total of 2,352 of those treated in hospital after being tested positive for coronavirus had died.

The DHSC also said that as of 9 a.m. on April 1, a total of 152,979 people had been tested, with 29,474 of them testing positive.

The U.K. has now become one of the worst affected countries across Europe after Italy, Spain, and France in

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