Coronavirus latest: Number of cases in Bucks rises to 66

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Buckinghamshire has risen to 66 (not including Milton Keynes), while over half a million have now tested positive for the disease worldwide.

Thursday, 26th March 2020, 9:14 pm

Yesterday it was revealed that 21-year-old Chloe Middleton from High Wycombe became the UK's youngest victim with no underlying health conditions.

We also know that at least two people sadly died at Stoke Mandeville hospital last week and two more died at Wycombe hospital.

In the UK, 11,658 people have currently tested positive for the disease and 578 people have died.

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Globally, the exact number of people who have contracted coronavirus is 525,605, of which 23,711 have died.

Buckinghamshire Council are providing daily updates on the local situation via a video blog at 3pm each day, and these can be viewed here: www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/video-updates/The Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust have provided the following advice to help fight coronavirus:

- Wash your hands

- Stay at home

World Health Organisation (WHO) coronavirus symptoms graphic

If you have symptoms of coronavirus:

- Do not come into hospital or any healthcare facility

- Go to NHS Online to check your symptoms and follow the specialist medical advice

- Only call NHS 111 if you can’t get online or your symptoms worsen

- Everyone in your household must stay at home for 14 days and keep away from others

- Protect older people and those with existing health conditions by avoiding contact

- Find out how to isolate your household at NHS Online