LONDON

The U.K.-wide death toll from coronavirus rose 684 deaths in 24 hours, British health authorities announced on Friday.

The Department of Health announced: “As of 9am 3 April, a total of 173,784 people have been tested of which 38,168 tested positive.

“As of 5pm on 2 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 3,605 have sadly died.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will continue self-isolation, he said, as he still has a high temperature, adding: “In accordance with government advice I must continue my self-isolation until that symptom itself goes.”

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