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.