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CORONAVIRUS: Hampshire hits 101 as Wiltshire also rises

CORONAVIRUS: Hampshire hits 101 as Wiltshire also rises

Published by Jack Deery at 8:15pm 19th March 2020.

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It comes as the number of cases across the UK rose by 643 from yesterday (Wednesday 18th March).

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hampshire are now up to 101, an increase of 14 since yesterday.

Numbers for Wiltshire have also seen a small rise as there have now been 16 people in the county diagnosed, up from 12

The Department of Health and Social Care have announced the national figures for today (Thursday 19th March):

  • There are now 3,269 confirmed cases in the UK
  • 79 patients have recovered from the virus in the UK
  • 144 people with coronavirus have died in the UK


Coronavirus infographic 19/03/20


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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