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Thirteen new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK – including the first case in Scotland.
It is the biggest jump in COVID-19 cases the UK has seen in one day – and means all four home nations have now been affected.
The Scottish patient, who is receiving treatment after being placed into isolation, is a resident of the Tayside area and has recently returned from Italy.
The other 12 cases are in England – including a “family cluster”.
Three of the new patients caught coronavirus in England from a man in Surrey who tested positive on Friday.
They are members of his family and are all adults. One is also from Surrey and two are from West Sussex.
Health officials are still trying to find out how the original Surrey patient caught the illness in the UK without having travelled abroad.
Another of the new cases, from Essex, has not been abroad and it is not clear where they picked up the virus.
The eight other new cases in England are believed to have caught the virus abroad:
One is from London
One is from Bury in Greater Manchester and had been to Italy
One is from Gloucestershire
Three are from West Yorkshire: one from Bradford who had been to Italy and two from Leeds who have visited Iran
Two are from Hertfordshire
The 13 new cases join three that were reported yesterday: one from Hertfordshire, one from Gloucestershire (linked to today’s) and one from Berkshire.
One of those three is a staff member at St Mary’s School in Tetbury and another works at Willow Bank Infant School in Woodley. Both schools have said they are carrying out a deep clean.
Burford (Day & Boarding) School in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, is among schools to have been temporarily closed after pupils returned from half-term holidays in northern Italy.
The new cases bring the total number of confirmed in the UK to 36, including one in Wales and one in Northern Ireland.
Courtesy of Sky News