A further twelve people tested positive for the coronavirus in England

Coronavirus in England: One person from Essex who has not traveled abroad - bringing the total number of cases in Britain to 35, including two primary school teachers.

the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK rose to 35 after 12 new patients were identified in England.
the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK rose to 35 after 12 new patients were identified in England


Another twelve coronavirus cases diagnosed in England brings the total number of cases in the UK to 35, while the crisis continues to spread.

A patient from Essex has not been abroad recently; health authorities said this afternoon.

Three others have been in close contact with a known case of Covid 19 virus transmitted in the UK.

Of the remaining eight cases, six had recently arrived from Italy and two from Iran.

The patients came from London, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire, and Berkshire.

Two primary schools in Reading and Tetbury confirmed that one staff member was positive.


The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK rose to 35 following the identification of 12 new patients in England.

The medical director, Professor Chris Whitty, said three of the patients were in close contact with a known case of Covid-19, transmitted in the UK - believed to reside in Surrey.

Another new Essex patient has no significant trips to an affected area, Professor Whitty said Sunday, when the number of deaths reached 3,000 worldwide.

The patient was treated in the emergency room at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.

Prof. Whitty added that an investigation is underway to determine whether the patient was "directly or indirectly" contracted by a person who has recently traveled abroad.

Of the eight remaining Coronavirus cases: Six had returned from Italy, while two were in Iran. 

🔹 In essence both countries have one of the most significant outbreaks outside mainland China.

These patients come from London, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Hertfordshire, and Gloucestershire.

Scotland also confirmed its first case this afternoon, which means that the infection has reached every nation in the UK. The patient is from Tayside in central Scotland and recently arrived from northern Italy. 

Boris Johnson visited the command center of the UK's National Public Health Infections Service in Colindale, north London, today to discuss attempts to contain the spread of the virus.


He said: We found about 35 people in this country who are suffering or have suffered from the disease and could be more. It will probably spread a little more now.

It is believed that in the case of Greater Manchester, a resident of Bury, who became infected with the virus during his stay in Italy and is the first patient in the region, was involved.

The Gloucestershire patient is linked to a confirmed case on Saturday when he worked at St Mary's School in Tetbury.


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