UK Coronavirus cases jump to 115!

The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has increased to 115, the Department of Health has announced.

The figure is an increase of 30 from Thursday, with Public Health England confirming at least eight of the new patients were infected within the UK.

The cases include a further 25 people in England as well as previously reported cases in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

“As of 9am this morning, 25 further patients in England have tested positive for COVID-19.”

”17 were diagnosed who had recently travelled from recognised countries or from recognised clusters which were under investigation.” the government’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Witty said.

“Eight 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.”