Coronavirus: UK total of Covid-19 cases hits 456 in biggest daily rise so far

THE total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK has gone up again.

Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 2:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 2:53 pm

The Department of Health have announced that there have been 456 cases of the disease as of 9am on Wednesday.

This is up 83 from the same time on Tuesday, a rise of 22 per cent in 24 hours.

Six people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK.

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A man and a woman wearing a face masks while travelling on a tube train on the Jubilee Line of the London Underground. Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Two British citizens in Japan and Indonesia have also died from the disease.

As of 9am on Tuesday, there had been 10 cases of Covid-19 in Hampshire and one on the Isle of Wight.

A total of 27,476 people have been tested for the disease with 27,020 testing negative.

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