The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen by 676 in the UK bringing the total to 2,626.
The Department of Health said on Wednesday, “as of 9am 18 March 2020, a total of 56,221 people have been tested: 53,595 negative 2,626 positive.
32 more people have died in England after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of UK deaths to 104.
The John Hopkins university released figures today showing there had been 201,530 recorded coronavirus cases, and that the worldwide death toll had reached 8,006.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said, “It is with sadness this afternoon that I have to confirm the death of one more patient.”
Scotland and Wales are set to close all schools from Friday due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon warned that schools may not open until the end of the summer term.
She said too many teachers and staff members have now been lost and are unable to continue as normal.
London is the “worst affected “city with coronavirus in the UK as at least 25 people have died in the capital and there are 621 cases.
According to England’s chief scientific advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance for every death there could be at least 1,000 people that have coronavirus, meaning at least 25,000 Londoners could be infected with coronavirus.