Latest Coronavirus case in Lincolnshire: Hunt is on to find people who had contact with patient
Those who had contact with the latest person to contract Coronavirus in Lincolnshire are being traced.
As reported earlier, a second case of Coronavirus has now been reported in the county, with a third case in North Lincolnshire.
It is not being reported exactly where the cases have been found in the county.
Dr Fu-Meng Khaw, Centre Director, Public Health England East Midlands, said: “Public Health England is contacting people who had close contact with one of the latest confirmed cases of COVID-19. The case is a resident of Lincolnshire and recently returned from abroad.
“Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after contact with the confirmed case. This tried and tested method will ensure we are able to minimise any risk to them and the wider public.”
Derek Ward, Director of Public Health for Lincolnshire County Council, said: “There are now two confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Lincolnshire but I’d like to reassure people that the risk to the general public remains low. The local authority is working with health colleagues to do everything we can to stop the virus spreading and ensure the people of Lincolnshire are protected.
“Good hygiene is the best prevention and there are some simple steps you can take to protect you and your family by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly and if you cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue."
As the UK has now entered a delay phase against the virus, people are now being advised to stay at home if they have Coronavirus symptoms.
The NHS says:
'Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
'Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
'You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.'
'Use the NHS 111 online Coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days'
People are asked to phone 111 only if they cannot get help online.
There is more advice at: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Earlier, we reported that the first patient in Lincolnshire announced to have Coronavirus, has now fully recovered.