June 3, 2020 / 3:07 PM / a month ago

UK COVID-19 death toll rises by 359 to 39,728

An anti-government poster is seen in London as an ambulance passes, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s death toll from people who tested positive for COVID-19 has risen by 359 to 39,728, the government said on Wednesday.

A separate tally of UK deaths using official data from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, drawn mostly from death certificate data and including suspected cases, showed a total of more than 50,000 earlier on Wednesday.

Reporting by David Milliken, editing by Estelle Shirbon

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