Coronavirus cases in UK rise to 1,950

A man wears a protective mask as he walks on Oxford Street in London. (Reuters)

British cases of coronavirus rose 26 percent to 1,950 from 1,543 the day before, the health ministry said. Britain reported its first confirmed coronavirus case on Jan. 31.

There have so far been 56 reported deaths.

“As of 9am on 17 March 2020, 50,442 people have been tested in the UK, of which 48,492 were confirmed negative and 1,950 were confirmed as positive,” the government said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57