Number of Brits infected with Coronavirus jumps to 85!

The number of Coronavirus cases in Britain have soared to 85!

Three of the new cases involve patients infected with the disease within the UK as health experts warn a ‘significant pandemic’ could happen soon.

The 32 new cases represent the biggest daily rise in the virus so far as it rapidly spreads across the UK.

The Department of Health confirmed more than 16,500 people have so far been tested.

Professor Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England and Wales, said: “29 patients were diagnosed who had recently travelled from recognised countries or from recognised clusters which were under investigation.

“Three additional patients contracted the virus in the UK and it is not yet clear whether they contracted it directly or indirectly from an individual who had recently returned from abroad.

“This is being investigated and contact tracing has begun.”

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