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UK’s Health Ministry says confirmed Covid-19 death toll has risen by 494 to 33,186

UK’s Health Ministry says confirmed Covid-19 death toll has risen by 494 to 33,186

A total of 33,186 people who tested positive for the new coronavirus have died in the United Kingdom, a rise of 494 in a 24-hour period, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Those figures reflect the situation as of 5pm (1600 GMT) on May 12. Including deaths due to suspected cases, Britain’s fatality count is over 40,000, according to Reuters.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that increasing rates of infection in other countries which have relaxed some rules to tackle the coronavirus outbreak were a warning to Britain not to move too fast.

“It is very notable that in some other countries where relaxations have been introduced there are signs of the R (reproduction number) going up again, and that is a very clear warning to us not to proceed too fast or too recklessly,” the PM told parliament.

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