Sheffield now has 36 confirmed coronavirus cases, which is the most outside London and the south

The number of coronavirus cases in Sheffield has leapt to 36, which is the most in the north and more than anywhere outside London and the south.

Thursday, 19th March 2020, 11:58 am
Updated Thursday, 19th March 2020, 1:26 pm

There were 676 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed across the UK yesterday, Wednesday, March 18, bringing the total to 2,626.

With routine testing no longer taking place, as people with symptoms are told to self-isolate, the figures are only a guide and the true number is expected to be much higher but Public Health England continues to publish a daily regional breakdown.

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There have been 36 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Sheffield (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)

Hampshire has the most confirmed cases, at 77, followed by the London borough of Southwark, with 70.

Elsewhere in South Yorkshire, there are six confirmed cases in Barnsley, four in Rotherham and three in Doncaster.

London has easily the most cases of any UK city, with 25 in Birmingham, 22 in Wolverhampton, 18 in Manchester and 12 in Leeds.