Coronavirus UK updates: Number of deaths passes 1,000 …

The number of coronavirus deaths in Britain jumped by 260 in one day to pass 1,000, official data showed Saturday, the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson himself tested positive.

At five:00pm (1700 GMT) on Friday, the demise toll changed into 1,019, up from 759 at the identical time on Thursday, the health ministry figures showed.

As of 9:00am on Saturday, a total of one hundred twenty,776 humans in Britain were tested, of whom 17,089 have been showed superb.

Johnson and his health minister, Matt Hancock, had been showed on Friday to be amongst those infected, even though both said that they had most effective slight signs and symptoms.