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One of the first UK coronavirus patients to issue an urgent warning

One woman, who was one of the first patients in the UK to test coronavirus positively, issued a warning.

Pharmacist Lisa Dowrick and her partner tested positive for the virus on Wednesday March 4th.

Her diagnosis saw their family run pharmacy in Torquay close after five positive cases of Covid-19 were registered in the same NHS building.

Eleven days later, Ms. Dowrick and her partner fully recovered and claimed that her symptoms were no worse than mild flu, reports Devon Live.

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And after three deep cleanings, his pharmacy was reopened yesterday (March 13).

But he has given strict advice to the British as cases in the UK increase.

Dowrick said: “The most important thing is personal hygiene: washing and cleaning your hands regularly. If you cough or sneeze, do it in the crook of your elbow.

“The difficulty with sneezing into the tissues when you’re out and about is that you need hand gel because potentially the virus may be in your hands.

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“People should pay attention to this advice.”

Yesterday’s rise in UK confirmed cases from 590 to 798 is the largest daily increase since the outbreak.

It’s a jump of 208, which is 35% more than Thursday’s equivalent figure.

It is the first time that the daily increase has been over 200.

A week ago, on March 6, the total number of cases was 163.

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Yesterday’s 798 total is almost five times greater than the equivalent figure a week ago.


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