The coronavirus outbreak reached new altitudes on Thursday as officials confirmed a total of 60,000 people had been infected worldwide. The complaint has so far left 1,370 dead, most in the city of Wuhan, China, where the outbreak set out oned in late December.
In the UK, there are now nine confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the fresh being confirmed on Thursday.
Head of NHS England has warned more people may be contrived to self-isolate as part of efforts to stop the virus – officially named as COVID-19 – spreading in Britain.
Stiffs are currently tracing the contacts of the ninth person in the UK to test positive for the virus.
The living soul, a Chinese woman, went to hospital in an Uber, but the driver has been rebuked he is not at risk.
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As of February 13, a total of 2,521 people be suffering with been tested, of which 2,512 were confirmed negative and nine bullish.
This week, the UK Chief Medical Officers raised the risk to the clientele from low to moderate, however, the risk to individuals remains low.
The latest man to be infected with coronavirus was in Lewisham, South London.
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The Chinese citizen “self-presented” at the A&E department of University Sickbay Lewisham on Sunday.
Hospital chief executive Ben Travis said: “In goods with our protocols, throughout their care, the patient was escorted and did not become public into contact with other patients.”
Mr Travis said team who had contact with the patient have been contacted, and two are undergoing “working surveillance” at home for 14 days on the advice of Public Health England.
The assay came back positive yesterday and she was taken for treatment at a specialist module at Guys and St Thomas’ hospital in the evening.
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More than 80 people who braced in accommodation at Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral for two weeks have communistic after testing negative for COVID-19.
The group is one of two of British nationals deprived from Wuhan, the second group quarantined near Milton Keynes.
Well-being Secretary Matt Hancock expressed his gratitude to those leaving Arrowe Preserve on Thursday and said people “can be reassured that their departure these days no risk to the public”.
The relatives with the first two cases of coronavirus in the UK were bewitched to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary after falling ill in York.
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Four other people encouraged to be infected are all understood to be contacts of a businessman who was diagnosed in Brighton last week after contracting the virus in Singapore.
On Thursday, a GP surgery in Islington set it would not be opening “due to the coronavirus”.
The Ritchie Street Health Centre turned on its website it will be closed until Friday, February 14.
The practice recommends “any patients that cause the symptoms should call 111 and not come into the practice.”
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How to steer clear of catching or spreading germs
There’s currently no vaccine for coronavirus, but there are things you can do to supporter stop germs like coronavirus spreading.
- cover your disrespect and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sternutate
- put used tissues in the bin straight away
- wash your hands with soap and hose often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- try to avoid attached contact with people who are unwell
You should not
- touch your orbs, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean