LONDON

The U.K.-wide death toll from coronavirus rose 917 in the last 24 hours, British health authorities announced on Saturday.

The Department of Health reported: “269,598 people have been tested of which 78,991 tested positive.

“As of 5pm on 10 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 9,875 have sadly died.”

Protective equipment furor

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock provoked a public furor after saying the U.K. had enough personal protective equipment (PPE) but that it was being “overused” by health professionals.

Healthcare workers have publicly complained since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak of

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