CMO for England announces a new case of novel coronavirus: 28 February 2020

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Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty

One further patient in England has tested positive for COVID-19.

The virus was passed on in the UK. It is not yet clear whether they contracted it directly or indirectly from an individual who had recently returned from abroad. This is being investigated and contact tracing has begun. The patient has been transferred to a specialist NHS infection centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’.

The total number of cases in England is now 18. Following confirmed cases in Northern Ireland and Wales, the total number of UK cases is 20.

Published 28 February 2020

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