Britain reported 563 daily coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, the first time the national toll has exceeded 500, which, according to official reports, increases the total number of deaths to 2,352.
"By March 31, at 5:00 p.m. (1600 GMT), 2,352 UK coronavirus-positive patients had unfortunately died," said the Department of Health on its official Twitter page.
In the meantime, 29,474 people tested positive, an increase of 4,324 compared to the previous day.
Britain blocked to fight the virus last week, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who tested positive himself, warned that it would "get worse before it gets better".
The virus also hit the royal family, and Prince Charles only came out of isolation on Tuesday after showing mild symptoms of the disease.
On Wednesday, he released a video message praising the "remarkable" state National Health Service. "Neither of us can say when this will end, but it will end," he said.
"Until then, we all try to live with hope and look forward to better times, believing in ourselves and each other."
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