THREE more patients have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK today.
Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty revealed the development this afternoon to take the number of cases for the deadly bug in Britain to 23.
Two of the patients had recently travelled back from Italy while the other had returned from Asia.
The three cases – one in Gloucestershire, one in Hertfordshire and another in Berkshire – are being investigated and any individuals who had contact with the patients are now being traced.
More than 10,000 people in the UK have been tested for the virus, also known as Covid-19 – with 23 confirmed as positive.
It comes as health officials are hunting a mystery coronavirus spreader in Surrey after a resident became the first to catch it in the UK – as two GPs in the county are also feared to be infected.
Britain's 20th confirmed Covid-19 patient is understood to be a patient at Haslemere Health Centre who was transferred to an isolation unit at London's St Thomas' Hospital.
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