British health authorities announced on Friday that the U.K.-wide death toll from coronavirus increased by 847 in 24 hours.
The Department of Health reported: “341,551 people have been tested of which 108,692 tested positive.
“As of 5pm on 16 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 14,576 have sadly died.”
At a press briefing earlier in the day at 10 Downing Street, the prime minister’s spokesman said Boris Johnson was “continuing his recovery at Chequers [the premier’s country house] and he is not doing government work.”
The spokesman said Johnson had spoken with Foreign