UK coronavirus cases rise 35 percent to 798 in a day

People wearing face masks walk across the Millennium footbridge backdropped by the dome of St Paul's Cathedral in London, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP)

British cases of coronavirus rose 35 percent to 798 over the past 24 hours, health authorities said.

Britain reported its first confirmed coronavirus case on January 31. There have so far been 10 deaths from the virus in the United Kingdom.

A total of 32,771 people have been tested in the country, the health ministry said.

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