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UPDATED: Nearly 25,000 people have been tested in the UK for COVID-19

As of 9am on 8 March 2020, 23,513 people have been tested in the UK, of which 23,240 were confirmed negative and 273 were confirmed as positive. Two patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.

Cases identified in England


NHS region Cases
East of England 23
London 51
Midlands 25
North East and Yorkshire 18
North West 31
South East 41
South West 35
To be determined 20
Total 244