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Coronavirus UK tracker – where have cases been confirmed? – The Sun
THERE have been 19 confrimed cases of coronavirus so far in the UK and one British death from the flu.
UK medics are working "round the clock" to prevent the killer bug as panic about a pandemic spreads.
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Where have cases of coronavirus been confirmed in the UK?
There have been 19 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of February 28, 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:
January 31 – first two cases confirmed in UK, with one revealed to be a student at York University
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
February 9 – fourth person in 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 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 12 – woman becomes first coronavirus case confirmed in London bringing the total to nine
February 23 – Department of Health and Social Care confirm four new cases
February 27 – one person diagnosed with coronavirus in Northern Ireland
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
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.
And 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.
Where else in the world have cases of coronavirus been confirmed?
China – 78,824 cases
South Korea – 2,337 cases
Italy – 655 cases
Iran – 270 cases
Japan – 226 cases
Diamond Princess cruise ship – 705 cases
Hong Kong – 94 cases
United States – 60 cases
Thailand – 41 cases
Taiwan – 34 cases
Australia – 23 cases
Malaysia – 23 cases
Germany – 48 cases
Vietnam – 16 cases
UAE – 19 cases
UK – 19 cases
France – 38 cases
Canada – 14 cases
Macau – ten cases
Bahrain – 33 cases
Kuwait – 43 cases
Spain – 25 cases
Philippines – three cases
India – three cases
Russia – two cases
Oman – two cases
Afghanistan – one case
Nepal – one case
Cambodia – one case
Israel – one case
Belgium – one case
Lebanon – one case
Finland – one case
Sweden – one case
Iraq – one case
Egypt – one case
Lithuania – one case
Georgia – one case
Nigeria – one case
Norway – one case
Belgium – one case
Netherlands – one case
Algeria – one case
New Zealand – one case
Brazil – one case
Romania – one case
Estonia – one case
Egypt– one case
Sri Lanka – one case
How many people have been tested in the UK?
According to tworldometers.info 7,132 people have been tested in the UK as of February 28.
Efforts are continuing to trace the 2,000 people who have entered the UK from China on international flights.
Health secretary Matt Hancock also announced plans to trial at-home tests for those suspected of having the virus.