Coronavirus: UK coronavirus cases rise to 1,543 – up by 171 #COVID19 #coronavirus #UK #pandemic #quarantine #emergency

Coronavirus Breaking News

The number of UK coronavirus cases has risen to 1,543 – up 171 in 24 hours.

The latest figure for deaths stands at 35 – though an update is expected this afternoon.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is chairing an emergency meeting of COBRA before holding the first of what will be daily TV news conferences to update the public on COVID-19 – the prevalent strain of coronavirus.

The UK is thought to be moving towards the banning of mass gatherings and asking the elderly to self isolate.

A Public Health England briefing seen by Sky News claims the coronavirus could see up to 7.9 million people requiring hospital treatment in the next 12 months.

The document also confirms that healthcare workers who have symptoms of COVID-19 would not necessarily be tested.

Chief medical officer Chris Witty has previously said up to 80% of the population could catch the virus in a worst-case scenario.

Courtesy of Sky News

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