3rd case of Novel Coronavirus (NCoV) confirmed in the UK

The World Health Organisation has been advised of another confirmed case of infection with the novel coronavirus (NCoV).  This is the third case confirmed in the country this month and is in the same family cluster as the two recently confirmed cases.

The latest confirmed case does not have recent travel history outside the UK.  The case is recovering from mild respiratory illness and is currently well.

The confirmation with NCoV in this case with no recent travel history indicates that infection was acquired in the UK. Although this new case offers further indications of person-to-person transmission, no sustained person-to-person transmission has been identified.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is following up on all close contacts