British health authorities announced on Monday that the U.K.-wide death toll from coronavirus rose by 449 in past 24 hours.

The Department of Health reported: “386,044 people have been tested of which 124,743 tested positive.

“As of 5pm on 19 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 16,509 have sadly died.”

At the daily press briefing, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new £1.25 billion [$1.55 billion] package to protect innovative British firms during the coronavirus outbreak.

The package includes a £500 million investment fund for high-growth companies impacted by the crisis, with a further

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