Published On: Thu, Jan 23rd, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Public Health England says 14 tested for deadly virus | UK | News

The news of the virus potentially hitting the UK comes as the death toll doubled over a matter of days, to 18. Now, Public Health England says 14 people in the UK have been tested for coronavirus with five confirmed negative.

The remaining nine are awaiting their results.

Earlier today, an incident team was set up to deal with the threat of coronavirus in Scotland after five people were confirmed as having been tested for the virus.

At least three of the patients are believed to be Chinese.

It has been reported that two people diagnosed with the flu were being tested for the virus.

A spokesman for the Scottish government said they would not provide a running update on patients being tested on a precautionary basis but rather confirmed cases as the situation develops.

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