Four more patients test positive for coronavirus in England

The Royal Free hospital in London, one of a number of facilities in the UK that can house coronavirus patients, as seen on Feb 6, 2020.
The Royal Free hospital in London, one of a number of facilities in the UK that can house coronavirus patients, as seen on Feb 6, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

LONDON (REUTERS) - Four more patients in England have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of cases in Britain to eight, Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Monday (Feb 10).

The new cases were all known contacts of a previously confirmed British patient in France, and were identified by public health officials working to trace possible cases.