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Coronavirus: 456 People Have Now Tested Positive For Covid-19 In The UK

By Jasmin Gray

Updated: See the latest stories on the coronavirus outbreak.

The number of people who have contracted coronavirus in the UK has now reached 456.

The rise in confirmed cases from 373 is the largest day-on-day increase since the outbreak began.

It is a jump of 83, which is 22% up on the equivalent figure for Tuesday.

In an update on the outbreak on Wednesday, the department for health revealed that almost 27,500 people have been tested for Covid-19.

The death toll in the UK stands at six after a man in his 80s – who had underlying health conditions – died at Watford General Hospital on Monday after contracting the disease.

UPDATE on coronavirus (#COVID19) testing in the UK:

As of 9am 11 March 2020, a total of 27,476 people have been tested:

27,020 negative
456 positive

6 patients who tested positive for coronavirus have sadly died.

The digital dashboard will be updated later today. pic.twitter.com/u7CQMWb6wn

— Department of Health and Social Care (@DHSCgovuk) March 11, 2020

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