The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK rose by 260 to 1,000 in a day, official data showed on Saturday, a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson had tested himself.
The death toll was 1,019 on Friday at 5:00 p.m. (1700 GMT), compared to 759 on Thursday at the same time as the Ministry of Health figures showed.
By 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, a total of 120,776 people had been tested in the UK, of which 17,089 were confirmed.
Johnson and his health minister Matt Hancock were confirmed infected on Friday, although both said they had mild symptoms.
Her cabinet colleague, Scottish secretary Alister Jack, announced on Saturday that he too had developed mild symptoms and isolated himself but had not been tested.
In a video message from Downing Street he lives and works on Friday, Johnson said he would continue to direct the government's response to the outbreak.
According to media reports, his pregnant partner Carrie Symonds, who normally lives with him on Downing Street, moved to the couple's house in South London a few days ago to isolate herself there.
UK chief physician Chris Whitty, another key player in Britain's response, said Friday that he was self-isolated after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
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