UK death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases rises 170 to 34,636

LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) - The number of people who have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for COVID-19 rose by 170 to 34,636, business minister Alok Sharma said on Sunday.

Sharma said 243,303 people have tested positive for the virus, an increase of 3,142 since Saturday.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Andrew Heavens)