First case of Coronavirus confirmed in Devon

(Last Updated On: March 2, 2020)

It has been confirmed there are two cases in South Devon. More here.

The first case of Coronavirus in Devon has been confirmed by England’s chief medical officer today, Monday 2nd March.

The announcement follows the closure of five schools in South Devon this morning after concern about the virus.

Galmpton Primary School in Brixham, Collaton St Mary in Paignton, Berry Pomeroy Primary in Totnes, Brixham C of E Primary school also announced they would be closing for the day.

It has not yet been confirmed where in Devon the person is from.

England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has said that at least one person in Devon has tested positive for Coronavirus. “As of 9am this morning, four further patients in England have tested positive for Covid-19.

“All four patients had recently travelled from Italy. The patients are from Hertfordshire, Devon and Kent.

“All are being investigated and contact tracing has begun.”

Over 11,000 people in the UK have been tested with 40 people confirmed as having the virus.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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