Coronavirus LIVE: Three cases confirmed in Sheffield as UK enters 'delay' phase

Three cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Sheffield, as the country moves into the ‘delay’ phase in its plan to tackle the virus.

Friday, 13th March 2020, 9:50 am

This means that rather than trying to contain the the disease, the government will aim to delay its peak.

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The number of cases in the UK is 596. Boris Johnson called it the “worst public health crisis for a generation”.

The Johns Hopkins University’s global tracker says the number of cases worldwide is 127,863. 4,718 have died, 68,310 have recovered.

A picture shows signage at the front of the Avenue Surgery health centre in Brighton, southern England on February 12, 2020, which is offering a very limited service after a doctor at the surgery came into contact with a patient that tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 and chose to self-isolate. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Coronavirus LIVE: Three cases confirmed in Sheffield as UK enters 'delay' phase

Last updated: Friday, 13 March, 2020, 15:49

  • Three people in Sheffield have confirmed cases of coronavirus.
  • The UK number stands at 596 and 10 people have died.
  • Schools to remain open in the UK, while they have closed in a number of European countries.
  • Boris Johnson announces the UK has entered the 'delay' phase.

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Michael Harper, Chief Operating Officer, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It is business as usual for appointments and procedures and we are asking patients to turn up as planned.  We are of course closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID19 and we will inform patients and the public if anything changes in terms of our services.”

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