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  • England - 2019-nCov cases - 136,873 cases; 28,657 deaths

    Two people in England have been diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus.

    The patients are members of the same family and are the first English people to be diagnosed with it on British soil.

    Until today, at least 161 people had tested negative for the virus but none had been diagnosed with it.

    The infection makes England the 23rd country or territory outside of China to declare the infection has spread there.




    The Department of Health said it would not reveal any details of who the patients are or where they are being looked after.

    It did, however, confirm that they are not in Wirral, Merseyside, where people being evacuated from the centre of the outbreak will be quarantined later today


    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...EHYCXTVgoWnCIk
    Last edited by kiwibird; April 22, 2020, 09:31 AM.

  • #2
    Typical UK - refusing to say where they are. Very helpful.

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    • #3
      The two patients who tested positive for coronavirus in England are being treated in an infectious disease unit in Newcastle. from LBC News Twitter feed.
      “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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      • kiwibird
        kiwibird commented
        Editing a comment
        The man, who was a guest at the Staycity Hotel in the centre of York, was taken to hospital, together with family members, by medics.

        In a statement, Professor Chris Whitty the Chief Medical Officer, said: "We can confirm that two patients in England, who are members of the same family, have tested positive for coronavirus. The patients are receiving specialist NHS care, and we are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus. snip...https://www.lbcnews.co.uk/uk-news/co...s-test-positi/

    • #4
      https://twitter.com/CheshireLive/sta...04101477085188

      Updates from Arrowe Park Hospital as around 80 British nationals make their way to a coronavirus quarantine facility at the Wirral hospital.
      “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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      • #5
        CMO confirms cases of coronavirus in England


        Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, statement about cases of novel coronavirus in England.


        Published 31 January 2020 From: Department of Health and Social Care

        We can confirm that two patients in England, who are members of the same family, have tested positive for coronavirus. The patients are receiving specialist NHS care, and we are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus.

        The NHS is extremely well-prepared and used to managing infections and we are already working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients had, to prevent further spread.

        We have been preparing for UK cases of novel coronavirus and we have robust infection control measures in place to respond immediately. We are continuing to work closely with the World Health Organization and the international community as the outbreak in China develops to ensure we are ready for all eventualities.
        Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, statement about cases of novel coronavirus in England.
        “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
        Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

        ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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        • #6
          Thank you Kiwibird and Gert.

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          • #7
            Two UK coronavirus patients being treated in northern England

            jan 31, 2020

            LONDON (Reuters) - The first two people in Britain to be diagnosed with the new coronavirus are being treated in a hospital in Newcastle, northeast England, Britain’s health ministry said on Friday.

            England’s chief medical officer had previously said he would not give the location of the two patients, both from the same family, while medics attempted to contact other people they might have spread the infection to.


            The first two people in Britain to be diagnosed with the new coronavirus are being treated in a hospital in Newcastle, northeast England, Britain's health ministry said on Friday.
            “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
            Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

            ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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            • #8
              Yorkshire student with coronavirus has not been on campus since being exposed to the virus, university says

              02 02 2020

              University officials have moved to reassure the community in York after it emerged one of the first two people to test positive for coronavirus is a student in the city.


              The unnamed student has not been on campus since being infected and was not there in the period beforehand either, a spokesman for the University of York confirmed on Saturday evening.

              He stressed the risk to staff and students is therefore low.

              The pair - who are related - remain the only two confirmed cases in Britain of coronavirus, which has killed more than 250 people in China.

              University officials have moved to reassure the community in York after it emerged one of the first two people to test positive for coronavirus is a student in the city.
              “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
              Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

              ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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              • #9
                Chinese soldier from Shanghai reportedly cared for at Manor Hospital, Walsall

                02 02 2020

                A third patient has tested positive for the coronavirus in the UK, it has been claimed.

                A Chinese soldier from Shanghai is reportedly being cared for at the Manor Hospital, Walsall, West Midlands.

                It is thought he arrived at the hospital on Friday or in the early hours of Saturday morning.

                A source says he has been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

                He is being held in an isolated room in the intensive care department, it is claimed.

                The man is being cared for with doctors in full protective clothing and the blinds are down and other staff are not being allowed in.

                The man would be the third person in the UK to test positive for the coronavirus, after two people from York.
                A Chinese soldier from Shanghai is reportedly being cared for at the Manor Hospital, Walsall, West Midlands.
                “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                • #10
                  https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/bla...orted-17674789
                  Reports of Britain's THIRD coronavirus case in Walsall have been dismissed today - after the Department of Health issued a rebuttal.

                  According to reports in national media outlets, a Chinese soldier allegedly "tested positive" for the virus - but this has since been denied....snip
                  Multiple sources report this. This does not appear on the Department of Health website however - https://www.gov.uk/government/organi...nd-social-care
                  “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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                  • #11
                    https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/01/uk-co...ials-12164835/

                    The hotel at the centre of the UK’s first coronavirus case says health officials did not alert management guests had the deadly illness until ‘five hours’ after test results came back positive.


                    Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/01/uk-co...5/?ito=cbshare

                    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetroUK | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetroUK/
                    “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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                    • #12
                      Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51398039

                      Coronavirus: Third case confirmed in the UK
                      3 minutes ago

                      A third patient in the UK has tested positive for coronavirus, England's chief medical officer has said.

                      The individual did not contract the virus in the UK, Prof Chris Whitty said.

                      "The patient is being transferred to a specialist NHS centre, and we are using robust infection control measures to prevent any possible further spread of the virus," he said...

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                      • #13
                        https://www.theguardian.com/world/li...st-update-news
                        Third UK coronavirus case caught disease outside China


                        Simon Murphy

                        The third person to be diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK contracted the disease outside of China, it has emerged.

                        The patient, who it is understood was diagnosed in Brighton but is being transferred to a London hospital, did not contract the disease in the UK or mainland China but another country in Asia.
                        ....

                        NHS doctors are now being advised to widen the pool of countries to look out for individuals returning who display symptoms.

                        ...snip
                        “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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                        • #14
                          Source: https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1822...ss-conference/

                          29 mins ago
                          Coronavirus victim from Hove 'caught deadly virus at business conference'
                          By Charlotte Ikonen News Editor
                          There are now three confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK
                          Coronavirus

                          A MAN from Hove who contracted the coronavirus visited a business conference at a five-star £1,000-a-night Singapore hotel where at least three other Asian delegates also caught the disease, it has emerged.

                          The business event at the Grand Hyatt Singapore that has been was hosted by a global gas analysis company with offices in Europe and Asia.

                          The conference, held over three days from January 20, was organised by British firm Servomex, Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported...

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                          • #15
                            https://news.sky.com/story/brighton-...-link-11928979
                            A student has been told to self-isolate for 14 days following a confirmed case of coronavirus in Brighton.

                            In a message sent to parents on Friday, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) said: "As I am sure many of you are aware, media outlets reported on Thursday of a first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Brighton.

                            "We are working in collaboration with and being guided by the local authority and Public Health England to ensure that we at PACA are acting consistently with the right medical advice.

                            "Today we have been contacted by a parent of a student at PACA who was contacted by Public Health England as part of their investigation concerning the confirmed case that was reported in the press yesterday.

                            "We have been informed by the parent that they have been advised by Public Health England to self-isolate their child at home for 14 days. If at any point the child is found to be symptomatic we will be notified."
                            ...snip
                            “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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