LONDON

British health authorities announced on Tuesday that the U.K.-wide death toll from the novel coronavirus increased by 786 in 24 hours, the biggest rise on record.

The Department of Health reported: “213,181 people have been tested of which 55,242 tested positive.

“As of 5pm on 6 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 6,159 have sadly died.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted into intensive care late on Monday as his condition deteriorated since contracting the virus.

At a daily press briefing, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said, “I’m confident he’ll pull through because if

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