May 4, 2020 / 4:16 PM / 2 months ago

UK coronavirus death toll rises by 288 to 28,734

People wearing protective face masks are seen on London Bridge at rush hour, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s COVID-19 death toll has risen by 288 to 28,734, according to figures announced on Monday by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

The increase was the smallest since late March, Hancock said, adding that he expected it to rise in coming days as the numbers tended to be lower during the weekend.

Reporting by Andy Bruce and Estelle Shirbon

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