UK reports 47 coronavirus deaths, toll at 281

People wearing masks as a precautionary measure against coronavirus, leave Northwick Park Hospital in London on March 20, 2020. (AFP)

A further 47 people have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 281, the government said on Sunday.

The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,683 from 5,018 on Saturday.

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