LONDON

British health authorities announced on Wednesday that the U.K.-wide death toll from coronavirus rose 761 in the last 24 hours.

The Department of Health reported: “313,769 people have been tested of which 98,476 tested positive.

“As of 5pm on 14 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 12,868 have sadly died.”

The latest figures come as elder care home operators said on Wednesday that coronavirus is in over half of care homes and that the death rate there is much higher than reported in government figures.

The daily government figures only include deaths inside hospitals, and there are

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