March 20, 2020 / 3:43 PM / 12 days ago

Coronavirus death toll in UK rises by 33 to 177

A general view in a deserted Piccadilly Circus in London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - A total of 177 patients have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for coronavirus, the health ministry said on Friday, up from 144 on Thursday.

As of Friday morning, 3,983 people had tested positive for the virus across the country, out of 66,976 who had been tested.

Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Stephen Addison

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