U.K.’s Health Ministry on Friday announced 181 deaths in 24 hours, the largest day-on-day rise so far, pushing the total number of fatalities to 759.

The British Department of Health reported: “As of 9am 27 March, a total of 113,777 have been tested: 99,198 negative. 14,579 positive. As of 5pm on 26 March, of those hospitalised in the UK, 759 have sadly died.”

British government minister Michael Gove said in a news conference that the rate of infection was doubling every three to four days.

He added that ‘antigen’ testing to determine if frontline health workers have coronavirus will

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