LONDON

British health authorities announced on Tuesday that the death toll from coronavirus across the U.K. increased by 778 in the past 24 hours.

“As of 5pm on 13 April, of those hospitalised in the U.K. who tested positive for coronavirus, 12,107 have sadly died,” the Department of Health reported.

It said 93,873 people tested positive out of 302,599 people tested in total.

The latest figures came as two of the U.K.’s largest care home providers said Tuesday that 521 of their residents had recently died from coronavirus.

The national figures released by the government include only deaths in the

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