LONDON

British health authorities announced on Sunday that the U.K.-wide death toll from coronavirus rose 737 in 24 hours, taking the overall number over 10,000 deaths. 

The Department of Health reported: “282,374 people have been tested of which 84,279 tested positive.

“As of 5pm on 11 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 10,612 have sadly died.”

Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, a biomedical research charity, and a member of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, told the BBC: “Numbers in the UK have continued to go up… The UK is

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