Four coronavirus cases confirmed in Warwickshire - The Leamington Observer

Four coronavirus cases confirmed in Warwickshire

Ian Hughes 8th Mar, 2020 Updated: 8th Mar, 2020   0

FOUR cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Warwickshire.

Health chiefs have not said whereabouts in the county the patients live.

Sue Ibbotson, centre director at Public Health England West Midlands, said: “Public Health England is contacting people who had close contact with four of the latest confirmed cases of COVID-19 who are residents of Warwickshire.

“Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after contact with the confirmed case. This tried and tested method will ensure we are able to minimise any risk to them and the wider public.”

Shade Agboola, director of Public Health for Warwickshire County Council, said: “I’d like to reassure people that the risk to the general public remains low and the local authority is working with health colleagues to do everything we can to stop the virus spreading and ensure the people of Warwickshire are protected.

“Good hygiene is the best prevention and there are some simple steps you can take to protect you and your family by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly and if you cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.

“If you have recently been to one of the affected areas and are feeling unwell, you should use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111 for further advice straight away – please don’t go to your doctor or a hospital. There’s lots of advice on how people can protect themselves online at”

There have been three confirmed cases in neighbouring Coventry.


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