Coronavirus COVID 19
Public Health England has confirmed four further coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kent today (13 March 2020), bringing the total to nine in Kent and two in Medway.
Public Health England does not reveal any more than the minimum information that is necessary for public health protection purposes because individuals have a right to have their identity and personal information protected and kept confidential.
Kent County Council’s Director of Public Health, Andrew Scott-Clark said: “Anyone who needs to take any action as a result of a particular confirmed case will be contacted by Public Health England and given advice. Anyone else is not at any increased risk as a result of a particular case.”
He added: “We continue to urge people to follow national Government guidance to prevent further spread of the illness and limit the numbers affected. Alongside Medway Council and health partners, we are working to ensure the health and social care system is prepared to respond to all eventualities and that people receive the essential care and support services they need.”
At Kent County Council, we are engaging with residents, our own staff and provider services to ensure they are aware of the latest national guidelines at Public Health England.
The government and the NHS have updated the advice on COVID-19. If you have: a new continuous cough or a high temperature (37.8 degrees or higher), you should stay at home for seven days. Read the guidance now at NHS Coronavirus COVID19.
Do not go to hospital or your doctor’s surgery.