March 28, 2020 / 2:42 PM / in 2 months

UK coronavirus death toll rises to 1,019, up 260 in one day

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said 1,019 people had died after testing positive for coronavirus by 1700 GMT on Friday, a rise of 260 on the total 24 hours earlier.

The number of people testing positive for the virus was 17,089 as of 0900 GMT on Saturday, compared with an officially corrected number of 14,543 on Friday.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by Giles Elgood

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