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Coronavirus: Two cases confirmed in Camden

People urged to keep washing their hands to help slow the spread of Covid-19

09 March, 2020

HEALTH officials have counted two positive cases of coronavirus in Camden, according to charts released today (Monday).

As numbers affected by the virus across the country continued to rise and Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a COBRA meeting to discuss the United Kingdom’s response, Public Health England published a tally of positive tests in each council jurisdiction so far.

These included two in Camden, and in neighbouring boroughs: Barnet has seen four cases, while Brent and Westminster had recorded three cases each.

Haringey and Islington had yet to see a diagnosis, although 20 cases were still being checked.

A parent of a child at Yerbury School in Tufnell Park, on the Islington side of the borough boundary, has been confirmed to have the Covid-19 virus and is self-isolating at home. He has not been in the school grounds for more than a month.

More than 100,000 people worldwide have so far been diagnosed with coronavirus, which originated in China in the last weeks of 2019, while more than 3,000 have died, including three in the UK.


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The government said at lunchtime (Monday) that the country was still in the ‘contain’ phase of its strategy but it was expecting a significant spread and numbers to quickly increase. The next phase is ‘delay’, an attempt to hold the peak of an epidemic back until the end of spring or the summer months when there is less pressure on the health service.

Advice from Public Health England remains to wash hands with hot, soapy water and to avoid touching the face. Anybody with possible symptoms should call 111 rather than head to GP surgeries or walk-in centres.

Meanwhile, Channel 4 newscaster Jon Snow ended 14 days of precautionary self-isolation at his flat in Primrose Hill. He stayed indoors after returning from covering elections in Iran, a country suffering from one of the largest outbreaks.


The full list released by Public Health England at 9am.

Upper Tier Local AuthorityNumber of confirmed cases
Barking and Dagenham0
Barnet4
Barnsley2
Bath and North East Somerset0
Bedford0
Bexley0
Birmingham1
Blackburn with Darwen0
Blackpool0
Bolton2
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole2
Bracknell Forest2
Bradford1
Brent3
Brighton and Hove7
Bristol, City of2
Bromley1
Buckinghamshire1
Bury3
Calderdale0
Cambridgeshire0
Camden2
Central Bedfordshire0
Cheshire East0
Cheshire West and Chester0
Cornwall3
County Durham0
Coventry3
Croydon0
Cumbria5
Darlington0
Derby0
Derbyshire4
Devon12
Doncaster0
Dorset0
Dudley0
Ealing5
East Riding of Yorkshire0
East Sussex0
Enfield0
Essex5
Gateshead0
Gloucestershire3
Greenwich0
Hackney2
Halton0
Hammersmith and Fulham2
Hampshire8
Haringey0
Harrow1
Hartlepool0
Havering0
Herefordshire, County of0
Hertfordshire13
Hillingdon1
Hounslow3
Isle of Wight1
Islington0
Kensington and Chelsea8
Kent4
Kingston upon Hull, City of1
Kingston upon Thames1
Kirklees0
Knowsley0
Lambeth3
Lancashire4
Leeds3
Leicester0
Leicestershire1
Lewisham3
Lincolnshire1
Liverpool4
Luton2
Manchester5
Medway2
Merton1
Middlesbrough0
Milton Keynes1
Newcastle upon Tyne3
Newham0
Norfolk0
North East Lincolnshire0
North Lincolnshire0
North Somerset0
North Tyneside1
North Yorkshire0
Northamptonshire4
Northumberland0
Nottingham2
Nottinghamshire3
Oldham2
Oxfordshire5
Peterborough1
Plymouth0
Portsmouth0
Reading0
Redbridge1
Redcar and Cleveland0
Richmond upon Thames0
Rochdale0
Rotherham0
Rutland0
Salford0
Sandwell0
Sefton0
Sheffield0
Shropshire0
Slough0
Solihull0
Somerset2
South Gloucestershire0
South Tyneside0
Southampton0
Southend-on-Sea1
Southwark3
St. Helens0
Staffordshire4
Stockport0
Stockton-on-Tees0
Stoke-on-Trent0
Suffolk0
Sunderland0
Surrey5
Sutton0
Swindon2
Tameside1
Telford and Wrekin0
Thurrock0
Torbay6
Tower Hamlets1
Trafford4
Wakefield0
Walsall0
Waltham Forest0
Wandsworth3
Warrington0
Warwickshire3
West Berkshire0
West Sussex3
Westminster3
Wigan3
Wiltshire3
Windsor and Maidenhead0
Wirral1
Wokingham3
Wolverhampton0
Worcestershire0
York3
Awaiting confirmation20

 

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