May 10, 2020 / 3:57 PM / 24 days ago

UK's coronavirus death toll rises 269 to 31,855: government

People wearing protective face masks walk by the River Thames following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 10, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s COVID-19 death toll has risen by 269 to 31,855, according to figures announced on Sunday by the Department of Health.

The figures, collated by government agency Public Health England and equivalents in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, comprise deaths in all settings following positive coronavirus tests and cover the period up to 1600 GMT on Saturday.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Alex Richardson

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