March 11, 2020 / 2:13 PM / 2 months ago

Number of coronavirus deaths in Britain rises to eight

A man walks past a sign in a shop window offering a free hand washing service to customers in Liverpool, Britain March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people in the UK who have died after testing positive for coronavirus has risen to eight after the death of two elderly people, health officials said.

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus across the United Kingdom rose to 456, the health ministry said earlier on Wednesday, up from 373 a day earlier.

Reporting by Elizabeth Howcroft; editing by Stephen Addison

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