UK's confirmed COVID-19 cases exceed 9,500
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<p style="text-align:center"><img src="https://imedia-peoplesdaily.pdnews.cn/20200326/8a530fba68624ad290ebd260d2903680.jpg" title="" alt="b8aeed98990b194db9c330.jpg"/></p><p><span style="color: rgb(127, 127, 127);">(Photo: Xinhua)</span></p><p>LONDON, March 25 (Xinhua) -- A total of 9,529 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the UK as of Wednesday morning, an increase of 1,452 over Tuesday's official figure, according to UK's Department of Health and Social Care.</p><p>The figure showed that 463 patients who tested positive for the coronavirus have died.</p><p>Britain is ramping up the rate of tests for COVID-19, said Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England Professor Chris Whitty.</p><p>Officials are working to increase the number of tests that can be conducted by Public Health England and the NHS (National Health Service) to 25,000 a day, according to a previous statement by the government.</p><p>From Tuesday, more than 15 million face masks have been delivered to local hospitals across the country, said the Department of Health and Social Care.</p><p><br/></p>