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New Coronavirus Case in York

New Coronavirus Case in York

Published by Matthew Pells at 8:47pm 4th March 2020. (Updated at 9:18pm 4th March 2020)

Another case of Coronavirus has been confirmed in York today.

This latest case comes after a resident returned from travelling in Northern Italy.

The person affected went into self-isolation and there is said to be no risk to the people of York.

The City Council leader Keith Aspden said that he wanted to wish the individual a speedy recovery and that Public Health England will get in touch with close contacts of the person.

“It has been confirmed that the individual has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from Northern Italy.  The individual has followed all necessary health advice, so there is a low risk of the virus being transferred.

We continue to be in close contact with partners across York and North Yorkshire, including health agencies, to receive specialist advice so that the City of York and North Yorkshire remain a safe place to live, work and visit.

We are confident that all the relevant services in the city and county are well-equipped and ready to respond. The safety of residents is a priority for both the Council and Public Health England.”

Sharon Stoltz, Director for Public Health at City of York Council added:

“York and North Yorkshire are well prepared.

Robust infection control measures are in place and we are continuing to work closely with health partners, including Public Health England and the Department for Health and Social Care as well as partners across York and North Yorkshire.

There are important steps people can take to stop the spread of any infection such as washing hands regularly but especially after coughing and sneezing, cover the nose and mouth with a disposable tissue when sneezing, coughing, wiping or blowing your nose.

There are important steps people can take to stop the spread of any infection, by maintaining good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene measures:

  • Washing hands regularly but especially after coughing and sneezing
  • Go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus for further information. Contact NHS 111 if you have been to an affected country, or been in contact with a confirmed case, and have symptoms.
  • Don’t share cups, cutlery without washing them in detergent first
  • Wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol rub. Please do this for more than 20 seconds.
  • Cover the nose and mouth with a disposable tissue when sneezing, coughing, wiping or blowing your nose - think ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it!’

The risk to individuals living and working in this area is low and the City of York and North Yorkshire remain very much open for business.”

Two people, members of the same family, became the first reported case in the UK  when they were staying at a hotel in York on January 29.

Yesterday the Government confirmed a case in the East Riding with a patient from Hull affected.

Earlier today the Department of Health said a further thirty-six new patients in the UK have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, with 32 in England, two in Scotland and two in Northern Ireland. That took the UK total to 87 cases.

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