LONDON, April 1 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Britain reached 29,474 as of Wednesday morning, an increase of 4,324 in 24 hours, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.
As of Tuesday afternoon, of those hospitalised in the country who tested positive for novel coronavirus, 2,352 have died, up 563 over the same time on the previous day, the latest figures from the department showed.
Prince Charles, who has come out of self-isolation after being diagnosed with COVID-19, delivered a message to the public through recorded video posted on social media.
"None of us can say when this will end, but end it will. Until it does, let us all try and live with hope and, with faith in ourselves and each other, look forward to better times to come," said the 71-year-old Prince of Wales.
Meanwhile, the government said it is working hard to secure much-needed medical supplies and provide them to front line medical workers.
This weekend the first of thousands of new ventilator devices will roll off the production line and be delivered to the NHS (National Health Service) next week, a government official said during Tuesday's coronavirus daily press briefing.