Statement by chief medical professor Chris Whitty on a new case of new coronavirus in England.
Another patient tested coronavirus positive, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to 3. The individual did not acquire it in the UK.
The patient is transferred to a specialized NHS center and we are using strong infection control measures to prevent the possible spread of the virus. The NHS is well prepared to handle these cases and we are now working quickly to identify any contact the patient has had.