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Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Hampshire double to 41

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Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Hampshire double to 41

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 9:21am 15th March 2020. (Updated at 5:32pm 15th March 2020)

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hampshire has more than doubled to 41.

It comes after Public Health England updated their figures yesterday evening (14 March).

Hampshire has so far had more people test positive for coronavirus than any other local authority area in England.

The total number of confirmed cases across Surrey and Hampshire now stands at 56, with 15 being in Surrey.

The information from Public Health England does not specify exact locations.

Organisers of the Fleet Half Marathon, which was due to take place today, have postponed the event because of the virus.

In Surrey Shere Surgery is undergoing cleaning to remove "any potential risk" after a visit by someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

UPDATE: As of today (15 March) a total of 1,372 cases have been confirmed in the UK, with 35 people - all of whom had underlying health conditions or "were in the at-risk groups" - having died.

The number of people tested for the virus has risen to 40,279, with 38,907 proving to be negative.

Anyone displaying symptoms of the virus, however mild, is being asked to stay at home and not leave for 7 days from when your symptoms started.

Find information and advice about coronavirus here.