/UK coronavirus MAP: Is YOUR area at risk of coronavirus?

UK coronavirus MAP: Is YOUR area at risk of coronavirus?

The coronavirus outbreak reached new heights on Thursday as officials confirmed a total of 60,000 people had been infected worldwide. The disease has so far left 1,370 dead, most in the city of Wuhan, China, where the outbreak begun in late December.


In the UK, there are now nine confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the latest being confirmed on Thursday.

Head of NHS England has warned more people may be forced to self-isolate as part of efforts to stop the virus – officially named as COVID-19 – spreading in Britain.

Officials are currently tracing the contacts of the ninth person in the UK to test positive for the virus.

The person, a Chinese woman, went to hospital in an Uber, but the driver has been told he is not at risk.

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UK coronavirus MAP: There are nine confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK (Image: GETTY/EXPRESS)

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The coronavirus was first discovered in Wuhan, China in December (Image: GETTY)

Is your area at risk of coronavirus?

As of February 13, a total of 2,521 people have been tested, of which 2,512 were confirmed negative and nine positive.

This week, the UK Chief Medical Officers raised the risk to the public from low to moderate, however, the risk to individuals remains low.

The latest person to be infected with coronavirus was in Lewisham, South London.

UK coronavirus MAP

UK coronavirus MAP: There are nine confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK (Image: EXPRESS)

UK coronavirus MAP

Coronavirus MAP: Coronavirus has so far spread to 28 countries (Image: EXPRESS)

The Chinese citizen “self-presented” at the A&E department of University Hospital Lewisham on Sunday.

Hospital chief executive Ben Travis said: “In line with our protocols, throughout their care, the patient was escorted and did not come into contact with other patients.”

Mr Travis said staff who had contact with the patient have been contacted, and two are undergoing “active surveillance” at home for 14 days on the advice of Public Health England.

The test came back positive yesterday and she was taken for treatment at a specialist unit at Guys and St Thomas’ hospital in the evening.

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More than 80 people who stayed in accommodation at Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral for two weeks have left after testing negative for COVID-19.

The group is one of two of British nationals evacuated from Wuhan, the second group quarantined near Milton Keynes.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock expressed his gratitude to those leaving Arrowe Park on Thursday and said people “can be reassured that their departure presents no risk to the public”.

The relatives with the first two cases of coronavirus in the UK were taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary after falling ill in York.

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UK coronavirus MAP: One case was discovered at University Hospital Lewisham (Image: GETTY)

Four other people confirmed 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 announced it would not be opening “due to the coronavirus”.

The Ritchie Street Health Centre said on its website it will be closed until Friday, February 14.

The practice recommends “any patients that have the symptoms should call 111 and not come into the practice.”

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Coronavirus: More than 60,000 have been infected worldwide (Image: GETTY)

How to avoid catching or spreading germs

There’s currently no vaccine for coronavirus, but there are things you can do to help stop germs like coronavirus spreading.

You should

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away
  • wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

You should not

  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
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