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Patient tests positive at Watford General Hospital

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    As of Friday, 9am, the number of Covid-19 cases in the UK is 165, with the first confirmed case in the county announced last Saturday.
  • The Government now has a battle plan in place to deal with the virus and chief medical officer Professor Chris Witty has said a serious outbreak is “almost certain” and “some deaths” are expected.
  • The Department of Health and Social Care confirmed the first coronavirus case in Hertfordshire on Saturday afternoon. Another two were confirmed on Sunday.
  • The four known Hertfordshire cases are in Harpenden, Letchworth and Stevenage and a member of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple.
  • Starting from today, Public Health England will be releasing daily updates on the locations affected by new confirmed coronavirus cases.
  • This information will be released alongside the usual 2pm Department of Health daily update on the numbers of the coronavirus outbreak in the UK.