LONDON, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Another 351 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Thursday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 36,393, the Department of Health and Social Care said Friday.
The figures include deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community.
As of Friday morning, 254,195 people have tested positive for the disease in the country, marking a daily increase of 3,287.
Earlier in the day, Downing Street did not rule out London emerging from the lockdown sooner than other parts of the country, according to The Guardian newspaper.
"As we are able to gather more data and have better surveillance of a rate of infection in different parts of the country then we will be able to lift measures quicker in some parts of the country than in others," the prime minister's official spokesman was quoted as saying.