Coronavirus – latest news

Coronavirus cells in an electron microscope
Coronavirus cells in an electron microscope. 3D illustration

11 March 2020

A further case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Liverpool, taking the number to six.

The individual is a contact of an existing case.

It is one of 83 new cases announced today by the Chief Medical Officer for England, with the total number across the UK now standing at 456.

Public Health England (PHE), Liverpool City Council and the local NHS are working together closely to manage the confirmed cases.

PHE is contacting people who may have had close contact with the latest confirmed case. They will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details if they become unwell in the 14 days after they had contact.

9 March 2020

Another case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Liverpool, taking the number to five.

The individual has recently returned from Italy.

It is one of 46 new cases announced by the Chief Medical Officer for England, with the total number now standing at 319.

Public Health England (PHE), Liverpool City Council and the local NHS are working together closely to manage the confirmed cases.

PHE is contacting people who may have had close contact with the latest confirmed case. They will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details if they become unwell in the 14 days after they had contact.

8 March 2020

One more case has been confirmed in Liverpool, bringing the total to four.

It comes as 67 new cases have been announced by the Chief Medical Officer for England, with the total number of cases now standing at 273.

The latest Liverpool case is a known contact of an existing patient and is receiving specialist treatment.

Public Health England (PHE), Liverpool City Council and the local NHS are working closely together to effectively manage all the cases.

PHE is currently contacting people who may have had close contact with the confirmed cases. Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after they had contact with the confirmed cases.

5 March 2020

Two more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Liverpool, bringing the total to three.

They are among 30 new cases announced today by the Chief Medical Officer for England, bringing the total number of cases to 115.

One is a known contact of an existing patient and the other has recently returned from Italy. The patients are now receiving specialist treatment.

Public Health England (PHE), Liverpool City Council and the local NHS are working closely together to effectively manage the cases which have been announced today.

PHE is currently contacting people who may have had close contact with the confirmed cases. Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after they had contact with the confirmed cases.

4 March 2020

The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Liverpool.

It is among 32 new cases announced today by the UK Chief Medical Officer earlier today (4 March 2020) bringing the total number of cases in the UK to 85.

It comes just hours after Mayor Joe Anderson chaired a special meeting of the city’s Health and Wellbeing Board about how Liverpool is preparing for a possible outbreak.

Liverpool City Council Chief Executive Tony Reeves told the meeting robust plans are in place, adding that it is right Liverpool is planning for the worst case scenario, but that he is confident partners have experience and expertise to manage in the event of a pandemic.

Mayor Anderson asked partners to fine-tune their resilience plans with a focus on communities and asked for another update in two weeks time.

Public Health England (PHE), Liverpool City Council and the local NHS are working closely together to effectively manage the case which has been announced today.

PHE is currently contacting people who may have had close contact with the confirmed case. Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after they had contact with the confirmed case.

This tried and tested method will ensure that any risk to them is minimised and the wider public is protected. Based on current evidence, Coronavirus COVID-19 presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild.

More information about coronavirus can be found by visiting gov.uk.