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Coronavirus death toll in United Kingdom rises by 708

The United Kingdom has recorded 708 new deaths from coronavirus, the largest one-day rise since the outbreak began.

According to figures released by the Department of Health and Social Care, a total of 4,313 have now died in the UK. The figures are current to 5 p.m. (12 p.m. ET) on April 3, but were released a day later.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus as at 9 a.m. (4 a.m. ET) April 4 is 41,903, which is an increase of 3,735 from the previous day’s figures.