A complete of 798 instances of the coronavirus have been confirmed within the UK, with the nation now coming into the following stage within the authorities’s phased plan to sort out the outbreak.
Some 32,771 folks within the UK have been examined for the respiratory an infection to this point. Ten individuals who examined optimistic have died.
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The next maps, charts and graphics will show you how to perceive the scenario within the UK and the way the authorities are coping with it.
1. The variety of UK instances is rising
The brand new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory illness known as Covid-19, was first confirmed within the UK on the finish of January.
Whereas there have been quite a few folks testing optimistic all through February, figures within the UK started to extend considerably at first of March.
Since then, instances have been reported throughout the UK, with 208 new instances introduced on Friday.
A lot of the instances are in England, with over 640 instances, 85 are in Scotland, 38 in Wales and 29 in Northern Eire. Oxfordshire is the native authority with essentially the most instances in England.
Confirmed case numbers for the UK are decrease than different European international locations, equivalent to Italy, for instance, the place there have been greater than 15,100 instances and greater than 1,000 deaths, in keeping with 13 March figures from the World Health Organization.
Nonetheless, the federal government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance mentioned there have been most likely between 5,000 and 10,000 folks contaminated within the UK presently.
He additionally mentioned that many individuals will now not be examined if they’re displaying gentle signs. Solely these with essentially the most critical signs shall be given a take a look at in hospital.
England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, mentioned the height of the UK outbreak is most definitely nonetheless 10 to 14 weeks away.
Globally, authorities have confirmed greater than 132,500 instances of the coronavirus and nearly 5,000 deaths.
The overwhelming majority of instances – greater than 80,900 – are in China, the place the virus originated in December.
2. We’re within the second section of the federal government’s response
The federal government has printed its action plan for dealing with the virus, which includes three phases – include; delay; mitigate – alongside ongoing analysis.
Whereas the emphasis has been on the include and analysis phases up till now, the nation has now moved to the “delay” section to cease the broader unfold of the virus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced on Thursday.
As a part of the delay section, folks with even gentle coronavirus signs – outlined as a temperature above 37.eight C or a “new, steady” cough – are being requested to self-isolate at residence for seven days to guard others and assist gradual the unfold of the illness.
Colleges are additionally being suggested to cancel journeys overseas and other people over 70 and people with pre-existing well being circumstances are being informed to not go on cruises.
The delay section may additionally imply additional “social distancing” measures at a later date, however Mr Johnson dominated out closing faculties at this stage.
If the virus turns into much more widespread, the federal government might then determine to enter the mitigation section, when well being companies are requested to deal with important care and retired NHS employees may very well be requested to return to work.
3. Individuals who suppose they’ve coronavirus ought to self-isolate
When you have a “new, steady” cough or excessive temperature and suppose you might have coronavirus you’re suggested to not go to a GP surgical procedure, pharmacy or hospital. As a substitute, you must self isolate for seven days.
If signs persist past seven days or when you worsen you must contact the NHS’s devoted 111 online coronavirus service if you’re in England.
In Scotland, you must name your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours. In Wales name 111 (if out there in your space) or 0845 46 47. In Northern Eire name 111.
Testing will solely deal with figuring out folks with the virus in hospital.
4. Travellers suggested to verify newest authorities recommendation
Lots of the UK’s first instances had been individuals who had just lately travelled from affected international locations – together with Italy and France in addition to China and Iran.
Anybody coming back from overseas should comply with the identical newest public steerage – if you’re displaying signs, you must self-isolate.
The federal government is advising in opposition to all however important journey to international locations with excessive numbers of coronavirus instances – equivalent to Italy, Iran, and China.
Components of Spain, which has seen a speedy enhance in instances, are additionally on the record – the International Workplace advises in opposition to all however important journey to Madrid and La Rioja, and the municipalities of La Bastida and Vitoria (each within the Basque Nation) and Miranda de Ebro (in Castilla y León).
UK residents in Spain should not being informed to go away. Transport routes overseas stay open.
Anybody travelling overseas is requested to verify the most recent International Workplace recommendation.