Confirmed Coronavirus cases reaches 273 in the UK

(Last Updated On: March 8, 2020)

The number of cases of Coronavirus in the UK has reached 273, new figures revealed this morning, Sunday 8th March.

This shows an increase of 64 overnight.

Broken down into countries, the statistics look like this, with Wales having only a small number of confirmed cases:
England 243
Scotland 18
Northern Ireland 7
Wales 4

The Department of Health and Social Care said that as of 9am on Sunday, 23,513 people had been tested for Covid-19 in the UK, with 273 positive results.

There have been two deaths linked to the Cornavirus. A man is his 80s and a woman in her 70s, both had underlying health conditions.

Torbay has 6 confirmed cases, with reports that 3 people who work at Chelston Hall GP Surgery in Torquay testing positive for the virus plus 2 school children: A pupil at Churston Ferrers Grammar School and a pupil at St Margaret Clitherow primary school. The other is unknown. There are 12 confirmed cases in Devon.

Churston Ferrers closed last week but is set to reopen on Monday, 9th March. St Margaret Clitherow is also reopening on Monday.

South Devon, along with the rest of the country, has seen shop shelves being emptied of paracetamol, soap, alcohol gel and…toilet rolls!

Asda Torquay

Some shops have introduced a limit to essential items to prevents shoppers stockpiling.

Twitter: Julia Simons

For more information on the Coronavirus including symptoms and risks, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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