News story

CMO for England announces 2 new cases of novel coronavirus

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty statement on 2 new cases of COVID-19 passed on in Italy and Tenerife.

Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty

Two further patients in England have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of UK cases to 15.

The virus was passed on in Italy and Tenerife and the patients have been transferred to specialist NHS infection centres in Royal Liverpool Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital, London.

Published 27 February 2020