Public Health England have said today, Wednesday 4th March that “a number of residents” from Torbay have tested positive for Coronavirus.
It has not yet been confirmed how many.
The news comes after two cases in Torbay were confirmed on Monday. There are now 87 confirmed cases in the UK, up from 51 yesterday.
Debra Lapthorne, Centre Director for Public Health England South West, said:
“Public Health England is contacting people who have had close contact with further confirmed cases of COVID-19.
“Those affected include a number of residents from Torbay. “Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after contact with the confirmed case.
“This tried and tested method will ensure we are able to minimise any risk to them and the wider public.”
Two Torbay schools remain closed, Churston Ferrers Grammar School and St Margaret Clitherow. Updates can be found on the schools websites.
Two Torquay GP surgeries are closed until the 16th March. More information can be found here.
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