May 1, 2020 / 4:45 PM / a month ago

UK coronavirus death toll rises by 739 to 27,510

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s death toll from COVID-19 rose on Friday to 27,510, an increase of 739, according to figures that include deaths in hospital and in other settings like nursing homes.

The figure, which covers the period up to 1600 GMT on Thursday, leaves the United Kingdom as the second-worst hit country in Europe behind Italy.

Reporting by Andy Bruce; editing by Stephen Addison

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