Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty declared that, 4 further patients in England have tested positive for COVID-19.All 4 patients had recently travelled from Italy. The patients are from Hertfordshire, Devon and Kent. All are being investigated and contact tracing has begun.The total number of confirmed cases in England is now 37. Following previously reported confirmed cases in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, the total number of UK cases is 40.As of now total of 13,525 people have been tested in the UK, of which 13,485 were confirmed negative and 40 positive.
Furthermore CMO office issued fresh advisory for the citizens to stay indoors and avoid contact with other people immediately if you’ve travelled to the UK from:
Hubei province in China in the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms Iran,lockdown area of Italy or special care zones of South Korea since 19 February, even if you do not have symptoms Other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild) Other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Vietnam since 19 February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild) Do not go to GP or Hospital instead ask them for a house call