Two more cases of coronavirus in Lancashire as the total number in the UK rises to 273

Two other cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Chorley, Lancashire. The Department of Health saw the largest day-to-day increase in people who tested positive for coronavirus in the UK.

The two patients had recently traveled to Italy and are currently isolating themselves at home, LancsLive reported.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to four after two cases were confirmed on Wednesday (March 4).

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Dr. Sakthi Karunanithi, director of public health and wellbeing at the Lancashire County Council, said: “The two people with coronavirus are well cared for and isolate at home. Their close contacts are being followed up by Public Health England.

A person wearing a protective face mask walks past a signpost to the COVID-19 coronavirus isolation capsules

“I would like to emphasize that if you have not been contacted by Public Health England, all you have to do is follow general advice.

“Our advice remains the same. Good hygiene is the best prevention. You can take a few simple steps to protect yourself and your family by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly. When you cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.

“I want to reassure people that we are working with colleagues from the NHS and Public Health England to do everything possible to stop the virus from spreading and to ensure that people in Lancashire are protected.

“If you have recently been to one of the affected countries and you feel uncomfortable, you should immediately call the NHS 111 hotline for further advice – please do not contact your doctor.

Corona virus spreads across the country

“There is a lot of advice on how people can protect themselves online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.”

On Sunday (March 8th) at 9 a.m., 273 people tested positive for Covid-19. This was the largest day-to-day increase for people who tested positive for coronavirus in the UK.

The number corresponds to an increase of 67 patients compared to 7 a.m. on Saturday (March 7).

A total of 23,513 people were tested across the country – 23,240 patients tested negative.

So far, two patients have died who tested positive for coronavirus.

A man in his early 80s died second in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus on Thursday.

The man who suffered from health problems died when he was treated at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

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