April 26, 2020 / 4:01 PM / a month ago

UK hospital COVID-19 death toll rises by 413 to 20,732

Medical workers conduct coronavirus disease (COVID-19) check-ups at a drive-thru testing site in Chessington, London, Britain, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - A total of 20,732 people have died in hospitals across the United Kingdom after testing positive for the new coronavirus, up by 413 in 24 hours, farming and environment minister George Eustice said during a news conference on Sunday.

Eustice said a total of 152,840 people had tested positive for the virus, an increase of 4,463 on the previous day.

Reporting by Estelle Shirbon, Editing by Kylie MacLellan

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