A total of six patients with coronavirus have now died in the UK.

A man in his early 80s said to have underlying health conditions has become the sixth coronavirus victim, amid warnings Britain will continue to escalate.

NHS officials confirmed the man who hasn’t been identified, died last night at the Watford General Hospital.

The Wolverhampton case was the fourth UK fatality.

A fifth was reported on Monday at St Helier Hospital, in Surrey, of a person in their 70s who was unwell with a number of significant and long-term health conditions

The latest numbers of coronavirus cases has risen to 373

It comes after leading experts warned the UK could be heading straight for a coronavirus crisis like the one which has crippled Italy.

Italy last night put all of its 60million people into lockdown and banned movement between cities in a drastic bid to stop COVID-19, which has infected 9,000 people.

Watch for Symptoms

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

 

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