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Britain confirms 282 new coronavirus deaths with more than 257,000 infections

May 23, 2020

The UK government has confirmed 282 new coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours this Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths to 36,675 since the epidemic was declared.

The authorities have also confirmed a total of 257,154 infections in the past 24 hours after 2,959 new cases.

Earlier, it was announced that London hospitals are developing a new coronavirus test that delivers results in just over an hour, compared to the two days that this type of test typically takes in the country.

Britain confirms 282 new coronavirus deaths with more than 257,000 infections
Britain confirms 282 new coronavirus deaths with more than 257,000 infections

The new test is based on the same design as the test developed at Imperial College London and approved for clinical use at the end of April after several successful studies.