March 14, 2020 / 2:39 PM / 22 days ago

Ten more people die in England from coronavirus - health service

FILE PHOTO: A woman wears a protective mask as she walks on Oxford Street in London, Britain March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

LONDON (Reuters) - Health authorities in England announced on Saturday a further 10 deaths caused by coronavirus, almost doubling the number of fatalities in Britain since Friday.

“I am sorry to confirm 10 further patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 in England have died,” Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, said in a statement. “All 10 individuals were in the at-risk groups.”

Writing by William Schomberg; Editing by Edmund Blair

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