UK COVID-19 update March 5: number of cases hits triple digits

  • Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England

  • curated by Dawn O'Shea
  • UK Medical News
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The number of COVID-19 cases in the UK has hit triple figures, reaching 115.

The latest up from the Department of Health and Social Care states that as of 9am this morning (Thursday 5 March 2020), 18,083 people have been tested in the UK, of which 17,968 were confirmed negative and 115 were confirmed as positive for COVID-19.

There have been 105 confirmed cases in England, with the highest numbers in London (25), the North West (17) and the North East (17)

Just five days after the first case was reported in Scotland, the Scottish Government has reported that the number of confirmed cases has increased to six.

Wales and Northern Ireland have reported two and three confirmed cases, respectively.