Where is coronavirus in the UK? And how many confirmed cases are there now

4 March 2020, 19:43 | Updated: 4 March 2020, 19:46

COVID-19 is expected to spread further in the UK in the coming weeks but where is it? And how many people have coronavirus? From Essex, to Scotland and Ireland - here’s where the confirmed cases are at the moment.

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been more than 53 confirmed cases as of of March 4 and it’s expected to increase in coming weeks.

So where is coronavirus in the UK? With new outbreaks being recorded in Scotland, Ireland, Essex and now Devon, it’s clear the coronavirus is widespread.

At the moment the UK is taking small, precautionary measures to help prevent further spread including school closures and hygiene recommendations from the NHS, particularly those with beards.

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Coronvirus in London: There have now been multiple cases confirmed
Coronvirus in London: There have now been multiple cases confirmed. Picture: PA

Here’s all the infected parts of the UK and how many have been infected so far:

Belfast, Ireland

Derbyshire - 1 case

York - 2 cases

Arrowe Park - 4 cases

Wales - 1 case

Brighton - 1 case

Essex - 1 case

London - 10 cases

Berkshire - 1 case

Surrey - 2 cases

Tayside, Scotland - 1 case

Hertfordshire - 4 cases

West Sussex - 2 cases

Devon - 4 cases

Kent - 4

It is believed that only five of these cases caught the coronavirus in the UK rather than contracting it from abroad and nearly 12,000 people in the UK have been tested for COVID-19.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a Cobra meeting after an increase in cases were confirmed.