LONDON

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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