CMO for England announces 2 new cases of novel coronavirus: 28 February 2020

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Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty

Two further patients in England have tested positive for COVID-19.

The virus was passed on in Iran and the patients have been transferred to specialist NHS infection centres at the Royal Free Hospital.

The total number of cases in England is now 17. Following confirmed cases in Northern Ireland and Wales, the total number of UK cases is 19.

Published 28 February 2020

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