13 Feb 2020

Sharp rise in coronavirus cases in China

Health and Social Care Editor

China has recorded a sharp rise in the number of corona-virus cases, with 242 deaths today in the province at the centre of the outbreak – after officials started using a broader definition to diagnose people.

It’s taken the total number of people affected across China to almost 60,000.

And in the UK, a woman who turned up at a hospital in south London has become the latest person in the UK confirmed to have the virus.