Today’s revelation that there are 12 new confirmed coronavirus cases brings the total number in the UK to 35.
Three of the new patients are close contacts of the first known COVID-19 case to be transmitted within the UK by the Surrey resident in Haslemere.
Another of the new patients is from Essex and they also have not travelled to an affected area outside the UK.
The eight remaining new cases are from London, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Hertfordshire and Gloucestershire. Six of those eight people had recently travelled from Italy, while two had been in Iran. The Prime Minister will chair an emergency COBRA meeting tomorrow, and the government is expected to release more details of contingency plans in the next few days.
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In This Story: COVID-19
Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
Latest News about Covid-19
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Italy is a republic in central Europe which forms a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea as well as bordering France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily form part of the main territory of Italy. Italy is part of the Eurozone, having entered the common currency on 1st January 1999.
Latest English language Italy news is below, with the most recent item nearest the top.
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London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom.