LONDON

The daily death toll from the new coronavirus in the U.K. increased by 828 in the last 24 hours, British health authorities announced on Tuesday.

The Department of Health reported: “397,670 people have been tested of which 129,044 tested positive.

“As of 5pm on 20 April, of those hospitalised in the U.K. who tested positive for coronavirus, 17,337 have sadly died.”

Separately, the number of people dying in care homes rose dramatically to 1,043 as of April 10, while 466 others died in private homes.

At the daily press briefing, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said one billion items of

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