March 22, 2020 / 5:11 PM / 13 days ago

Coronavirus death toll in UK rises by 47 to 281

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks by blossom trees in Battersea Park as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. London, Britain March 21, 2020 REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - A further 47 people have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 281, the government said on Sunday.

The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,683 from 5,018 on Saturday.

Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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