LONDON: England has confirmed the fourth positive case of coronavirus, said England’s Chief Medical Officer on Sunday.
According to the CMO, the person has contacted the deadly illness from a previously confirmed British patient in France.
“The patient has been transferred to a specialist NHS centre at The Royal Free Hospital, and we are now using robust infection control measures to prevent any possible further spread of the virus,” Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the epidemic has claimed 908 lives so far on the mainland, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Monday.
There were 3,062 new confirmed infections on Sunday across mainland China – bringing the total to 40,171.
The WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a global emergency on January 30. And days after the emergency was announced, the Chinese Central Government imposed a lockdown on 60 million people in Hubei province.
It is believed that the epidemic emerged in a live animal market in December in the Hubei province’s capital Wuhan.
In Canada, there are currently seven cases of coronavirus, according to the Public Health Agency of Canda.Two people have died from the epidemic outside mainland China – a man from Wuhan in the Philippines and a 39-year-old man in Hong Kong.