England’s coronavirus death toll rises 29 percent to 1,651 – latest updates

A patient is helped from an ambulance as they arrive at St Thomas’ Hospital, one of many hospitals that are on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak, in London, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP)

Lockdowns extended around the world as the global death toll soars past 38,000 and the number of confirmed infections surpasses 800,000 cases, with Europe and the US the worst hit. Here are the latest updates for March 31:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

England’s coronavirus death toll rises to 1,651

The death toll in England from the coronavirus outbreak rose 29 percent to 1,651, the National Health Service said.

“Patients were aged between 19 and 98 years old and all but 28 patients (aged between 19 and 91 years old) had underlying health conditions,” it added.

Scotland said 60 people had died as of Tuesday. Wales said 69 people had died,

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