May 3, 2020 / 1:37 PM / 24 days ago

Coronavirus death toll in English hospitals rises to 21,180

FILE PHOTO: A cyclist is seen in Carnaby Street, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - A total of 21,180 people have died in hospital in England after testing positive for the new coronavirus, up by 327 in a 24-hour period, the National Health Service for England said on Sunday.

The 327 patients who died were aged between 46 and 101 years old, with 17 of them - aged between 47 and 97 years old - having had no known underlying health condition.

Figures for the whole of the United Kingdom will be published later in the day.

Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; Editing by David Goodman

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