Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.

Situation in the UK

Number of cases

Four further patients in England have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to thirteen.

If more cases are confirmed in the UK, it will be announced as soon as possible by the Chief Medical Officer of the affected country.

As of 23 February, a total of 6,324 people have been tested in the UK, of which 6,315 were confirmed negative and 9 positive. These figures do not yet include the confirmed cases from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on this page every day at 2pm until further notice.

Risk level

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