Number of UK coronavirus cases rises by 46 to 209

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask walks across Westminster Bridge with an umbrella in London Britain March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

LONDON (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom has risen to 209, up from 163, health officials said on Saturday.

So far in Britain, two patients who had confirmed positive for the virus have died, the health ministry and the Public Health England agency said.

The latest figures include three cases in Northern Ireland, which has now reported seven cases of the virus. England has 184 cases, Wales has two and Scotland 16.

Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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