Nottinghamshire now has 28 confirmed cases of coronavirus - how that compares with the rest of UK

There are now 28 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the latest figures.

By Robert Cumber
Thursday, 19th March 2020, 12:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th March 2020, 12:25 pm

There were 676 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed across the UK yesterday, Wednesday, March 18, bringing the total to 2,626.

With routine testing no longer taking place, as people with symptoms are told to self-isolate, the figures are only a guide and the true number is expected to be much higher but Public Health England continues to publish a daily regional breakdown.

There have been 28 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nottinghamshire (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)

Nottinghamshire’s 28 cases is among the most outside London and the south, though it is fewer than the 36 confirmed in Sheffield and only one more than Derbyshire’s 27.

Nationally, Hampshire has the most confirmed cases, at 77, followed by the London borough of Southwark, with 70.

London has easily the most cases of any UK city, with 25 in Birmingham, 22 in Wolverhampton, 18 in Manchester and 12 each in Leeds, Liverpool and Bristol.