May 13, 2020 / 1:15 PM / 23 days ago

UK's confirmed COVID-19 death toll rises by 494 to 33,186

A woman wering a mask at Elephant & Castle Market, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - A total of 33,186 people who tested positive for the new coronavirus have died in the United Kingdom, a rise of 494 in a 24-hour period, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

The figures are as of 5 p.m. (1600 GMT) on May 12. Including deaths due to suspected cases, Britain’s toll is over 40,000.

Reporting by Alistair Smout. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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