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Covornavirus: complete list of places with coronavirus cases in England and how many have tested positive in the UK

Public Health England has confirmed that there have been 3,269 people who have tested positive for the virus, starting at 9 on Thursday 19 March.

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A 69-year-old man in Hampshire, who had health problems, also died.

How many coronavirus cases have been confirmed?

The total number of cases in the UK has risen to 3,269 since March 19.

In England there were 2,756 cases and 266 in Scotland, 77 in Northern Ireland and 170 in Wales.

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Where in England have there been confirmed cases?

Of the confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK, the highest number of cases was in London.

Hampshire has had the most cases outside the capital.

64,621 people have been tested in total with 61,352 negative tests as of March 19, PHE said.

These are all the places that have had confirmed coronavirus cases. The latest case data by local authority was released on Wednesday March 18.

They are in order of areas with the most cases.

Kensington and Chelsea: 57

Hackney and City of London: 32

Hammersmith and Fulham: 28

Windsor and Maidenhead: 13

South Gloucestershire: 12

East Riding of Yorkshire: 10

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly: 10

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole: 9

Cheshire West and Chester: 7

Bath and North East Somerset: 4

Herefordshire, County: 3

Kingston upon Hull, City of: 1

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can affect the lungs and respiratory tract. It is caused by a virus called coronavirus.

The outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and the virus, like others of its genus, is thought to have come from animals.

Since this is such a new disease, experts are still not sure how it spreads. But similar viruses spread in cough droplets. Therefore it is recommended to cover the nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing and it is recommended to immediately dispose of used tissues. Viruses like coronavirus cannot live outside the body for a long time.

The NHS states that the symptoms are: dry cough, high fever and shortness of breath – but these symptoms do not necessarily mean that you have the disease. Watch out for flu-like symptoms, such as aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose and sore throat. It is important to remember that some people may become infected but will not develop any symptoms or feel bad.

What precautions can be taken?

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. The NHS also recommends covering the mouth and nose with a handkerchief or sleeve (not hands) when coughing or sneezing; immediately put used fabrics in the basket and try to avoid close contact with people who are not well. Also avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth unless your hands are clean.

Sources: World Health Organization and NHS

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