The United Kingdom’s hospital death toll from COVID-19 rose by 847 to 14,576, as of 1600 GMT on April 16, the Health Ministry said.
In all, 341,551 people have been tested of whom 108,692 tested positive, it added.
The highest daily death toll reported in the UK was on April 9, when the government said 980 people had died.
Since then the daily toll has declined slightly and was under 800 for much of this week, until it rose by 861 as of April 15.
The death toll in English hospitals rose by 738 to 13,134, the health service said.
“Thirty of the 738 patients (aged between 34 and 92 years old) had no known underlying health condition,’’ it added.
The UK prime minister who just recovered from coronavirus has responded bitterly to the current menace of covid-19 says very soon a final cure will be provided.