UK extends condolences to family of five-year-old who died from coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove speaks at a digital news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain March 31, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) – British Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said his thoughts went out to the family of a 5-year-old child who died in hospital after being infected with the novel coronavirus.

The United Kingdom’s hospital death toll from the coronavirus rose by 20% to 4,313 at 1600 GMT on April 3, the health ministry said.

COVID-19 deaths in English hospitals made up 3,939 of the UK total. Those who made up the 637 daily rise in English deaths were aged between five years and 104 years old.

Of the 637, 40 had no known underlying health conditions. They were aged between 48 and 93 years old.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton

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