May 15, 2020 / 2:39 PM / 21 days ago

UK coronavirus death toll rises 384 to 33,998: government

People walk on the beach in Hayling Island, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Hayling Island, Britain, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people who have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive to COVID-19 rose by 384 to 33,998, Britain’s health ministry said on Friday.

The number of deaths was as of 1600 GMT on Thursday, the government said. A total of 236,711 people had tested positive for the virus as of 0800 GMT on Friday.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, editing by David Milliken

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