No more coronavirus cases have been confirmed in York

There haven’t been more cases since the first two


There has not been confirmation of any further cases of the coronavirus in York.

It was revealed last week that the two people who had been diagnosed with the disease in the UK were in York, with one being a student at the University of York.

According to the council, there have been no further confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Councillor Keith Aspden told the York Press: "The Department for Health and Social Care has confirmed that there have not been any further confirmed cases over the weekend and the risk from coronavirus to individuals living, working and visiting York remains low.

"We would like to wish the family currently being cared for in Newcastle well for a full recovery.

"I would like to thank them for working with the health professionals, including Public Health England.

"On behalf of the council, I would like to thank all the health professionals, University of York, Make it York, Council staff and others for working with us, and for their thorough response to the two cases of coronavirus.

"In York, we are fortunate to have extremely good and well-tested infection control measures in place, which have been used to respond immediately to the situation.

"I have been in close and regular contact with colleagues from Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care, and we will continue to work with the specialist services to ensure effective safeguards continue to be in place for the city.

"York remains very much open to residents and visitors from all over the world and I was personally pleased to see so many people enjoy the city's ice trail this weekend."

The confirmation that there have been no more confirmed cases of coronavirus should put to bed the panic emerging over rumours of another case at Constantine College.

The University of York's Vice-Chancellor Charlie Jeffrey last week appealed to the media to respect the privacy of the individuals who have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

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