With 569 more deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll from the novel coronavirus in the U.K. jumped to 2,921, the health authorities announced on Thursday.

“As of 9 a.m. 2 April, a total of 163,194 people have been tested of which 33,718 tested positive,” said the British Department of Health.

“As of 5 p.m. on 1 April, of those hospitalized in the U.K. who tested positive for coronavirus, 2,921 have sadly died.”

The news came as Prime Minister Boris Johnson could have to extend his stay in self-isolation, after testing positive for coronavirus last week.


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