LONDON 

British health authorities announced on Sunday the U.K.-wide death toll from coronavirus rose by 621 over the last 24 hours.

The Department of Health said: “As of 9am 5 April, a total of 195,524 people have been tested of which 47,806 resulted positive.

“As of 5pm on 4 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 4,934 have sadly died.”

The news came as warming weather in Britain tempted people into the outdoors, provoking a sharp response from Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

Hancock said that if Brits continued to flout social distancing rules and did

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