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Italian small town priest is handling death on an industrial scale amid coronavirus pandemic.

The UK coronavirus death toll has risen to 1,228 after 209 more deaths were announced today.

There are currently 19,522 in Britain who have tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement, The Department of Health said: "As of 9am on 29 March 2020, a total of 127,737 people have been tested, of which 108,215 were confirmed negative and 19,522 were confirmed positive.

"As of 5pm on 28 March 2020, 1,228 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died."

Today's rise is smaller than yesterday's, which saw 260 people die in the UK's biggest 24 hour surge so far.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11279986/uk-coronavirus-death-toll-surge/

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Boris Johnson warns ‘things will get worse before they get better’ and threatens tougher coronavirus lockdown measures

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