First case of Coronavirus in Shropshire
BBC are reporting that Shropshire has had its first case of Coronavirus confirmed.
Patient was reportedly travelling through Italy and returned to Shropshire.
Katie Spence, Deputy Director, Health Protection, Public Health England, West Midlands, said:“Public Health England is contacting people who had close contact with one of the latest confirmed cases of COVID-19. The case is a resident within Shropshire Council local authority area who became infected whilst travelling in Italy. Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after contact with the confirmed case. This tried and tested method will ensure we are able to minimise any risk to them and the wider public.
“We will not be commenting further on the details of this particular case due to need to protect patient confidentiality.”
Pic: Stock Image. Not the patient.