Coronavirus live: Number of UK cases rises to 87

4 March 2020, 09:12

The number of confirmed cases has risen
The number of confirmed cases has risen. Picture: PA
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

The UK's total number of infected cases is at 87 as England's Chief Medical Officer warns a vaccine is "at least a year" away.

Just a day after the Government launched their "battle plan" to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak Professor Chris Whitty has warned the UK could see a 'significant' rise in coronavirus cases within around six weeks - and that we should expect deaths.

Prof Whitty said it was "likely" but not definite that the spread of the coronavirus would become an epidemic in the UK.

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