Coronavirus UK map – where have cases been confirmed in Britain?

CORONAVIRUS cases have risen in the UK, with the total number of people infected with Covid-19 at 85.

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Where have cases of coronavirus been confirmed in the UK?

There have been 85 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of March 3, 2020.

Public Health England bosses have now confirmed more cases are "highly likely" in the UK.

It comes as health bosses warn of a potential pandemic.

The first diagnosed were two members of the same family who were quarantined and treated in Newcastle.

A "super-spreader" in Brighton unwittingly spread the virus after contracting the disease in Singapore.

Here's the confirmed cases in the UK so far:

  • March 4 – The number of cases in the UK jumps to 85 as 29 people who had recently travelled to affected areas were diagnosed – but three more also contracted
  • March 3 -The number of coronavirus patients in the UK rises to 51. Speaking in the Commons, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said 11 new cases had been confirmed in the last 24 hours.
  • March 2 – 17 more people in the UK have tested positive for coronavirus taking the total number of UK cases to 40. Three of the new cases were linked to the man from Surrey who was the first to be infected within the UK. Eight of the 13 people had visited affected areas including Italy and Iran
  • February 28 – Wales confirms its first case and two other English people test positive bringing the total to 19 before the first British person to die of coronavirus is reported in Japan as a passenger on the Diamond Princess Cruise
  • February 27 – one person diagnosed with coronavirus in Northern Ireland
  • February 23 – Department of Health and Social Care confirm four new cases
  • February 12 – woman becomes first coronavirus case confirmed in London bringing the total to nine
  • February 10 – four more – three men and a woman – test positive for the killer bug. Two are confirmed as GPs. All were known contacts of Brit businessman Steve Walsh
  • February 9 – the fourth person in the UK tests positive and is treated at The Royal Free Hospital, London. The person had come into contact with a known carrier of the illness, Steve Walsh, in France
  • February 6 – Brit businessman diagnosed in Brighton was infected in Singapore and unknowingly became a super-spreader, passing the virus on in France and UK. Later identified as Steve Walsh

What precautions is the UK taking against coronavirus?

Prof Doyle said washing hands with soap and water is more effective than wearing a face mask, although face masks are important for staff to use in hospitals when dealing with suspected cases.

She urged anyone, who has entered the UK from Wuhan and who has fallen ill with a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, to contact NHS 111.

The government has introduced advanced monitoring at airports with direct flights from China.

A 24-hour team of public health experts has also been established in Heathrow to support anyone travelling in from China who feels unwell.

Temporary cabins have been placed in NHS car parks as “assessment pods” to keep suspected victims away from A&Es.

On March 3, Boris Johnson revealed the government's "battle plan" to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

During a press conference at No10, the British Prime Minister said: "The army is of course always ready as and when, but that is under the worst case scenario."

Contingency plans are in place for anything from a mild pandemic through to a severe prolonged pandemic as experienced in 1918 known as Spanish Flu.

Police could also be told to switch their focus to only tackle "serious crime" if emergency services start to buckle under pressure.


Where else in the world have cases of coronavirus been confirmed?

  • China – 80,270
  • South Korea – 5,621
  • Iran – 2,922
  • Italy – 2,502
  • Others – 706
  • Japan – 304
  • France – 212
  • Germany – 244
  • Spain – 193
  • Singapore – 110
  • United States – 128
  • Hong Kong – 102
  • Kuwait – 56
  • Switzerland – 93
  • United Kingdom – 85
  • Bahrain – 49
  • Thailand – 43
  • Taiwan – 42
  • Australia – 42
  • Malaysia – 50
  • Norway – 32
  • Canada – 33
  • Iraq – 32
  • Netherlands – 38
  • Sweden – 35
  • United Arab Emirates – 27
  • Austria – 27
  • Vietnam – 16
  • Belgium – 23
  • Lebanon – 13
  • Israel – 15
  • Oman – 12
  • Iceland – 16
  • San Marino – 15
  • Macau – 10
  • Croatia – 9
  • Qatar – 8
  • Ecuador – 7
  • Greece – 8
  • Denmark – 10
  • Finland – 6
  • Czech Republic – 5
  • Algeria – 5
  • India – 28
  • Pakistan – 5
  • Mexico – 5
  • Georgia – 3
  • Philippines – 3
  • Russia – 3
  • Romania – 4
  • Azerbaijan – 3
  • Indonesia – 2
  • Brazil – 2
  • Portugal – 2
  • Egypt – 2
  • Afghanistan – 1
  • Faroe Islands – 1
  • Lithuania – 1
  • Nepal – 1
  • Luxembourg – 1
  • Andorra – 1
  • Saudia Arabia – 1
  • Iceland – 1
  • Argentina – 1
  • Nigeria – 1
  • Senegal – 1
  • Jordan – 1
  • Armenia – 1
  • Dominican Republic – 1
  • Ukraine – 1
  • Estonia – 1
  • North Macedonia – 1
  • Morocco – 1
  • Cambodia – 1
  • Monaco – 1
  • Belarus – 1
  • New Zealand – 1
  • Latvia – 1
  • Sri Lanka – 1

How many people have been tested in the UK?

According to the Department of Health and Social Care, 16,659 people have been tested in the UK, of which 16,574 were confirmed negative as of March 3.

A total of 51 people have been confirmed positive for Covid-19, however, the department will be publishing updated data daily.

If there are more cases confirmed in the UK it will be announced by the Chief Medical Officer of the affected country.

Health secretary Matt Hancock also announced plans to trial at-home tests for those suspected of having the virus.

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