Coronavirus: Lyndhurst Primary closes after parent tests positive and King’s Hospital records two cases

Katherine Johnston (05 March, 2020) Health

There are believed to be three positive cases in Southwark

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The News understands there are three confirmed cases of coronavirus in Southwark after a jump in the number of infections across the country over the last 48 hours.

A well-placed source told the News that three positive results were confirmed yesterday evening.

Public Health England is no longer providing details on the location of coronavirus cases.

Yesterday it said the total number had jumped from 51 to 85 but did not give specific locations.

Lyndhurst Primary in Camberwell announced it will be closed today for a precautionary deep clean after it said a parent tested positive.

In a letter to parents, the school’s head said: “We expect to be open on Friday, March 6, but please check the website for further updates.”

The school said the risk of transmission is ‘minimal’ as the infected parent’s child is not showing any symptoms. and there are “no confirmed cases amongst pupils and staff’.

The school says it has wanted a deep clean for some time due to a mouse infestation, too.

Last night King’s College Hospital has said it had two confirmed cases on site.

It is not known whether the patients are from Southwark and whether they had recently travelled, or if transmission occurred in the community.

More to follow…

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