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Coronavirus cases confirmed in the UK

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Two people from the same family have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, the chief medical officer for England has announced.

They are being treated at a specialist centre in Newcastle after being taken there overnight.

At least 213 people in China have died from the virus, mostly in Hubei, with almost 10,000 cases nationally.

Prof Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England said: "The NHS is extremely well-prepared and used to managing infections and we are already working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients had, to prevent further spread.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51325192

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It is unclear where the two patients are from, but it is understood they are not from the Wirral area, where a special facility has been set up to quarantine those returning from Wuhan.

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-01-31/two-patients-in-england-test-positive-for-coronavirus/

 

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stevewinn

Its amazing isnt it the models predicted the first cases in the uk would arrive on thursday. And here we are friday and first cases.

 

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Space Commander Travis

Well, the British survivors of the Wuhan plague are just arriving back int he UK about now, being flown in by chartered 747 into RAF Brize Norton, and apparently they're going into a high security internment camp in the Wirral? How will they be transported into internment? By prison van?

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1 hour ago, Dumbledore the Awesome said:

Well, the British survivors of the Wuhan plague are just arriving back int he UK about now, being flown in by chartered 747 into RAF Brize Norton, and apparently they're going into a high security internment camp in the Wirral? How will they be transported into internment? By prison van?

By coach

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-britons-evacuated-from-wuhan-arrive-in-uk-11922593

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3 hours ago, stevewinn said:

Its amazing isnt it the models predicted the first cases in the uk would arrive on thursday. And here we are friday and first cases.

 

It's almost like those experts know a thing or two after all... 

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1 hour ago, Still Waters said:

This picture People transported to a hospital facility after arriving in the UK

is just weird. There's a person sitting there in the full spacewalk suit, and persons behind you can just see with those facemasks, but the driver is wearing absolutely no protective clothing and is just looking slightly bemused. 

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Coronavirus: UK patient is student at York university

One of the two people infected with the coronavirus in the UK is a student at the University of York, a spokesman said.

Health authorities are rushing to identify anyone who has come into contact with the pair.

https://news.sky.com/story/first-two-cases-of-coronavirus-confirmed-in-uk-11922375

 

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L.A.T.1961

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases climbed to nearly 15,000 on Sunday, while the number of deaths rose to 305 worldwide.

In Hong Kong, thousands of public healthcare workers said they would go on strike starting Monday after the city's government refused to respond to their demands to close the border with mainland China to prevent a further influx of coronavirus cases.

Winnie Yu, chairman of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance, told journalists on Sunday.

"If there is no full border closure, there won’t be enough manpower, protective equipment, or isolation rooms, to combat the outbreak,". 

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/wuhan-coronavirus-02022020160058.html

 

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On 1/31/2020 at 3:45 PM, Dumbledore the Awesome said:

This picture People transported to a hospital facility after arriving in the UK

is just weird. There's a person sitting there in the full spacewalk suit, and persons behind you can just see with those facemasks, but the driver is wearing absolutely no protective clothing and is just looking slightly bemused. 

I've just found this.

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'I wasn't worried': Coach driver who was pictured driving British coronavirus evacuees to quarantine without a protective suit or mask says he was told the risk is 'very, very low'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7959243/I-wasnt-worried-says-evacuee-driver-pictured-without-protective-suit-mask.html

 

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Essan

The driver would be been quite safe because the only ones who might potentially affect him were wear face masks ;)    If there was much danger anyway.  I guess the guy in the biohaz suit is feeling a right pratt, but has to follow H&S orders to the letter .....

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L.A.T.1961

A new study by University of Hong Kong scientists, published in the Lancet, said the outbreak could be even worse than it appears and could get dramatically worse over the next week or two.

They found that as many as 75,815 people in Wuhan had been infected with the coronavirus by January 25, based on an assumption that each infected person could have passed the virus to 2.68 others. It also said the epidemic was doubling every 6.4 days.

If the virus was spreading at a similar level around the country, "we inferred that epidemics are already growing exponentially in multiple major cities of China with a lag time behind the Wuhan outbreak of about 1-2 weeks," the scientists wrote.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/119224362/coronavirus-infections-predicted-to-grow-exponentially

 

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'Walt' E. Kurtz

The common flu have killed more. 

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L.A.T.1961

Tencent may have accidentally leaked real data on Wuhan virus deaths.

On late Saturday evening (Feb. 1), Tencent, on its webpage titled "Epidemic Situation Tracker", showed confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019nCoV) in China as standing at 154,023, 10 times the official figure at the time. It listed the number of suspected cases as 79,808, four times the official figure.

The number of cured cases was only 269, well below the official number that day of 300.

Most ominously, the death toll listed was 24,589, vastly higher than the 300 officially listed that day.

 

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3871594

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Coronavirus: Third case confirmed in the UK

A third patient in the UK has tested positive for coronavirus, England's chief medical officer has said.

The individual did not contract the virus in the UK, Prof Chris Whitty said.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51398039?

 

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"Five Britons have tested positive for coronavirus in France, local health officials have confirmed.

"Four adults and a child came into contact with a British national who returned from Singapore in January, the French health minister said.

"They were all staying in the same ski chalet in Savoie, eastern France.

"It comes as four members of the same British family were admitted to hospital in Majorca after contact with a coronavirus carrier.

"They are being tested at the University Hospital of Son Espases in Palma."

Full report at the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51425702

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Update:

"A fourth person has tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, England's chief medical officer has said.

"The new case is a known contact of a previous British patient, and caught the virus in France.

"It comes after around 200 British and foreign nationals evacuated from Wuhan on the UK's final rescue flight arrived at RAF Brize Norton on Sunday."

At the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51430654

 

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"The number of people infected by the coronavirus in the UK has doubled to eight - after four more patients in England tested positive for the virus.

"It comes as the government announced new powers to keep people in quarantine to stop the spread of the virus."

At the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51442314

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Still Waters

A GP surgery in Brighton has been closed after it was linked to one of the four coronavirus cases confirmed today, Sky News understands.

https://news.sky.com/story/brighton-gp-surgery-closed-over-link-to-coronavirus-case-11930817

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Essan

Seems the best way to avoid getting 2019-nCoV is to avoid contact with medical staff at all costs!  :D  

btw I worked out that so far, after 2 months, less than 0.003% of the Chinese population have caught it (based on official figures - I actually suspect a lot more people have/have had it with no more ill effect than a bad cold, so they've not been recorded)

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Latest...

"More than half a dozen schools in East Sussex have pupils or staff in quarantine as a precaution after several cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in the area.

"At least seven schools in Brighton, Hove and Eastbourne are understood to have told parents that either a staff member or pupil has been advised to stay at home for 14 days by Public Health England (PHE)."

At the TES: https://www.tes.com/news/least-seven-schools-affected-coronavirus

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Eldorado

"A woman who flew into London from China a few days ago is being treated for coronavirus, bringing the total number of UK cases to nine.

"Sources say she developed symptoms after landing at Heathrow, called NHS 111 and then tested positive."

At the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51481469

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The first case of coronavirus in Wales has been confirmed.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Frank Atherton said a patient had travelled back from northern Italy, where the virus was contracted.

It is understood the patient is from the Swansea area.

It means 19 people have tested positive in the UK since the virus outbreak began in China with one case in Northern Ireland on Thursday and two new cases in England on Friday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51450517

 

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Katzenking

In Germany currently 53 and probably a high number of unknown cases.

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