March 11, 2020 / 2:11 PM / a month ago

Number of coronavirus deaths in Britain rises to eight

A man wearing protective face mask walks through Waterloo station, as the number of coronavirus cases grow around around the world, in London, Britain, March 10 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people in the UK who have died after testing positive for coronavirus has risen to eight after the death of two elderly people, health officials said.

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus across the United Kingdom rose to 456, the health ministry said earlier on Wednesday, up from 373 a day earlier.

Reporting by Elizabeth Howcroft; editing by Stephen Addison

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