First Patient In England Dies After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

First Patient In England Dies After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

First Patient In England Dies After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his sympathy for the family of the victim who died, but said the nationwide situation had not changed significantly.

Professor Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for England said he is "very sorry" to hear of the death and offered his "sincere condolences" to the family.Professor Whitty said, "I am very sorry to report a patient in England who tested positive for Covid-19 has sadly died".

In a statement released by The Royal Berkshire NHS Trust this evening, the trust stated that an older patient with "underlying health concerns" died after they tested positive for the virus last night (Wednesday). Although things are settling there, sharp rises in cases are being recorded elsewhere: the US has now reported nine dead, all within the Washington state, while South Korea is battling to contain the largest outbreak of the virus outside of China, with more than 5,600 cases and 35 deaths.

Health minister Matt Hancock said the coming weeks would be tough. "But with calm heads and clear determination, together we can see it through".

"We will continue to try to contain this virus".

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This second phase means that measures to tackle it will be ramped up. "The original plan. was very much predicated on the idea of "if it could be controlled in China and contained everywhere else, this virus might go away". I think it's likely to be happening at the moment, not definite". "Slim to zero", Whitty said. "As time goes by, we then may start to move into the more socially determined actions".

He said Britain's official response had gone from "mainly contain with some delay" to "mainly delay".

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), which is chaired by the Government's chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance, is also meeting on Thursday to discuss the situation.

'That I think makes it highly likely therefore that there is some level of community transmission of this virus in the United Kingdom now'.

Officials are considering plans to order the public to work at home for at least 3 months.

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