UK coronavirus cases up 798

LONDON The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK has reached 798 on Friday, an increase of 208 over the last 24 hours.

According to the Department of Health, as of 9am on Friday a total of 32,771 people have been tested for COVID-19, with 97.6 percent found not to have the disease.

Ten patients who have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK have died.

The latest figures come after Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced new measures as the government’s coronavirus response escalated to the second phase, moving from trying to contain the virus to delaying its spread.

Anyone with a new persistent cough or a high temperature will now have to self-isolate and stay at home for seven days, and schools are being urged to cancel planned trips abroad.

Source: Kuwait News Agency