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Coronavirus cases in Hampshire hit double figures

Coronavirus cases in Hampshire hit double figures

Published by Jack Deery at 4:21pm 10th March 2020.

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There's also another confirmed one in Wiltshire.

The number of people diagnosed with coronavirus in Hampshire has risen to 11, an increase of two since yesterday (Monday 9th March).

10 of those are in mainland Hampshire, with the other on the Isle of Wight. 

On Monday (9th), Southampton General Hospital confirmed that a healthcare professional there was diagnosed. 

The surgical high dependency unit they were on is still temporarily closed.

Meanwhile, Andover's leisure centre has re-opened after a deep clean, following a visit from someone over the weekend who was later confirmed to have the illness. 

WILTSHIRE

There is now six cases confirmed in Wiltshire, two of which are in Swindon.

The increase comes after Public Health England revealed there are now 373 cases of COVID-19 in the UK.

PREVENTION ADVICE

These are the things the NHS is asking to do, to avoid catching the illness: 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

You can also use the NHS 111 online service or call 111 to speak to someone. 

Visit the NHS website for more information, or alternatively visit Spire FM's advice page

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