CORONAVIRUS 2020: INFORMATION
Welcome to my page dedicated to COVID-19.
The current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which began in December 2019, presents a significant challenge for the entire world.
The UK government and the devolved administrations, including the health and social care systems, have planned extensively over the years for an event like this, and the UK is therefore well prepared to respond in a way that offers substantial protection to the public.
This fact booklet should provide you with all the information you need. However, if you require further clarity please do not hesitate to contact my office on 02072196451
How serious is COVID-19?
The evidence shows us that the vast majority of people who get this virus have relatively mild symptoms and make a full recovery. But in a small percentage of cases, the virus can cause more severe symptoms. This is particularly true for people with a weakened immune system, for older people and for those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
Why Is The UK Government Doing All This?
The Virus is highly contagious and potentially deadly.
As of the 18th March 2020, 56,221 people have been tested in the UK, of which 53,595 were confirmed negative and 2,626 were confirmed positive. 103 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.
Cases identified in England
Confirmed cases in each local authority and NHS region are published by Public Health England (PHE).
Risk level: The risk to the UK has been raised to high.
Please find details on Government measures here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
This website is updated every day to reflect the evolving situation. This resource is the most up to date information available.