May 10, 2020 / 5:07 PM / 18 days ago

UK's coronavirus death toll rises 269 to 31,855 - government

Staff put up some signs at the NHS Nightingale Hospital as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s COVID-19 death toll has risen by 269 to 31,855, according to figures announced on Sunday by the Department of Health.

The figures, collated by government agency Public Health England and equivalents in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, comprise deaths in all settings following positive coronavirus tests and cover the period up to 1600 GMT on Saturday.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Alex Richardson

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