UK COVID-19 deaths hit 35,704 as another 363 patients die

London, (Asian independent) Another 363 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 35,704, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said on Wednesday.

The figures include deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, Xinhua news agency reported.

As of Wednesday morning, 248,293 people have tested positive for the disease, marking a 2,472 daily increase, the secretary said during the Downing Street briefing.

To help live sport “bounce back”, Dowden announced that he is setting up a taskforce made up of experts on how to find new and different ways to get the industries back up and running.