Six more cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Greater Manchester in two days

This comes amidst calls for mass shutdowns of major cities

Six cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in Greater Manchester today, leaving the total number of patients receiving care in the metropolitan area at 11.

This comes the same day as the UK’s largest surge in positive cases with an additional 28 infected across the four countries.

According to Manchester Evening News, three people have tested positive in Trafford while another has been confirmed by Oldham Council. All four cases were contracted while travelling in Italy. Another two have been confirmed in Wigan, the council confirmed today.

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The UK now has reached a total of 85 confirmed cases.

Director of Public Health for Trafford Council, Eleanor Roaf said: “I’d like to reassure people the the risk to the general public remains low.”

The director of public health at Wigan council said: “We have received confirmation of two unrelated COVID-19 cases in Wigan borough.

“We are working closely with Public Health England and the NHS to prevent further spread of the virus and we will share timely and relevant information with the public.

“In the meantime, we continue to remind residents to follow good hygiene practices and if you show any symptoms, please ring 111.”

The World Health Organisation has reported Covid-19 currently only has a 3.4 per cent mortality rate

The virus was first reported in Greater Manchester less than a week ago following school closures in Buxton over an infected parent.

As of March 2020, Italy is host to third highest rates of infected with over 2,000; following China and South Korea respectively. Cases have now surpassed 94,000 globally.

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