THE FIRST person from Hampshire has contracted Coronavirus. 

A government department has confirmed that 12 further patients have tested positive in England. 

The patients are from Hampshire, London, Northamptonshire, Bury, Wirral, Greater Manchester, Humberside and Kent. 

The Department of Health and Social Care has reported that eight patients had recently travelled from Italy, one from Germany, one from Singapore, one from Japan and one from Iran.

No further details have been released about the patient from Hampshire. 

Following previously reported confirmed cases in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, the total number of UK cases is 51.

More details to follow...