BREAKING NEWS: 684 more COVID-19 deaths in UK

The number of confirmed coronavirus-related in the UK has increased by 684 – bringing the total to 3,605.

The number of , in the 24 hours up to 5pm on Thursday, marks the largest increase so far, with the previous day recording 569 people.

The Department of Health said as of 9am on Friday, 38,168 people had tested positive for the virus across the UK.

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