Health Care

COVID-19 cases jump to 206 in UK

LONDON, March 7 (KUNA) — The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has reached 206, a rise of 43 since figures were released on Friday (Yesterday).

As of Saturday morning, 21,460 had been tested for the virus, the Department of Health and Social Care said.

It comes as England’s deputy chief medical officer said the UK remained in the outbreak’s “containment” phase.

Jenny Harries told the BBC a decision about the next phase of delaying the spread of the virus would depend on how fast the number of cases rose.

But she said the UK was “teetering on the edge” of sustained transmission.

Last night, a man in his 80s with underlying health conditions became the second person in the UK to die after testing positive for the virus at Milton Keynes Hospital.

Source: Kuwait News Agency