LONDON (Reuters) – A total of 34,466 people who tested positive for the new coronavirus have died in the United Kingdom, a rise of 468 in a 24-hour period, the health ministry said on Saturday.

The figures are as of 5 p.m. (1600 GMT) on May 15. Including deaths due to suspected cases, Britain’s toll is over 40,000.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Andrew Heavens)