May 16, 2020 / 2:03 PM / 20 days ago

UK's confirmed COVID-19 death toll rises to 34,466, up 468

People walk on New Brighton beach in Liverpool, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Liverpool, Britain, May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) - A total of 34,466 people who tested positive for the new coronavirus have died in the United Kingdom, a rise of 468 in a 24-hour period, the health ministry said on Saturday.

The figures are as of 5 p.m. (1600 GMT) on May 15. Including deaths due to suspected cases, Britain’s toll is over 40,000.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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