June 23, 2020 / 3:19 PM / 17 days ago

UK death toll from coronavirus rises to 42,927

A man wearing a protective face mask and gloves works in a temporary hygiene station, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people in Britain who have died after being confirmed to have COVID-19 has risen to 42,927, from 42,647 the day before, health officials said on Tuesday.

The increase includes 171 new deaths reported as of 1600 GMT on June 22, plus 109 deaths that occurred in April, May and June which had been reclassified as caused by COVID-19.

Reporting by David Milliken; editing by William James

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