UK hospital COVID-19 death toll rises 847 to 14,576

Ambulance is seen in Central London, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain

The United Kingdom’s hospital death toll from COVID-19 rose 847 to 14,576, as of 1600 GMT on April 16, the health ministry said.

In all, 341,551 people have been tested of whom 108,692 tested positive, it added.

The highest daily death toll reported in the United Kingdom was on April 9, when the government said 980 people had died. Since then the daily toll has declined slightly and was under 800 for much of this week, until it rose by 861 as of April 15.

The death toll in English hospitals rose 738 to 13,134, the health service said.

“30 of the 738 patients (aged between 34 and 92 years old) had no known underlying health condition,” it added.

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