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Britain confirms 684 more coronavirus victims and is nearing 20,000 deaths

April 24, 2020

The UK authorities have confirmed 684 coronavirus deaths in UK hospitals. This is a new balance that increases the total number of victims to 20,000 and aligns with the problems of the government-created portal so that key workers can reserve tests.

In particular, at least 19,506 Covid-19 patients have died in British hospitals. There are also deaths at home and in nursing homes, which have yet to be officially calculated by the authorities. The positive number already exceeds 143,000, around 5,400 more than on Thursday.

Britain has slowed the spread of the virus after tightening restrictive measures. At Easter, the number of infections doubled every six days, while it now takes about 17 days, according to Sky News.

Britain confirms 684 more coronavirus victims and is nearing 20,000 deathsBritain confirms 684 more coronavirus victims and is nearing 20,000 deaths

The government has opted to step up testing in this new phase, which aims to reach 100,000 daily tests by the end of the month. The authorities are currently running around 28,000 tests, despite Health Minister Matt Hancock saying on Thursday that the current capacity is over 50,000.

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