The United Kingdom (UK) Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) says there are now 38,168 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
The health agency disclosed this in a tweet on its official Twitter account @DHSCgovuk on Friday morning.
According to the tweet, COVID-19 had killed 3, 605 people in the UK as of 5 pm on 2 April.
“UPDATE on coronavirus (#COVID19) testing in the UK:
“As of 9 am 3 April, a total of 173,784 people have been tested, of which 38,168 tested positive.
“As of 5 pm on 2 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 3,605 have sadly died,” the health agency tweeted.
COVID-19 originated in Wuhan, China, last December. It has spread to over 145 countries and territories.
The World Health Organization (WHO) puts the global pandemic cases at about 165,000 and death toll nearly 6,500.