Three more Northamptonshire coronavirus cases confirmed

It brings the county total to 12
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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Northamptonshire has risen to 12.

Three more positive test were results were confirmed yesterday (Monday) as the UK total jumped to 1,543. A total of 55 patients who had tested positive have died.

It's not known where in the county the three latest people who have tested positive are or how they became infected.

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Northamptonshire County Council said the reporting system has changed meaning they don't have the same level of detail as before.

Last week Southfield School in Kettering closed after a person tested positive having returned from overseas. It's not known whether they are a pupil or member of staff.

Yesterday it was confirmed a member of staff at Nationwide's administration centre in Moulton Park has tested positive.

The first Northamptonshire case was confirmed by the Department of Health on March 3, as a person who had recently been to Italy, which is the most-affected country in Europe.

KGH and NGH have since restricted their visiting hours.

The outbreak has seen virtually all sport cancelled as well as festivals and events around the country.

On Sunday Crazy Hats postponed their annual charity walk at Wicksteed Park.

Burton Latimer's guiding meetings have been suspended until further notice and Rothwell's youth club has closed until further notice.

Mu Mu in Kettering say it's business as usual for them although they have reduced table numbers so there is more space between diners. They added that they have started delivering seven days a week and have adopted a 'contactless' delivery where food is left on a doorstep to avoid contact.

Some shops have started rationing some household essentials and dried and tinned food because people are stockpiling, leaving shelves bare. Northampton General Hospital even said they are facing a shortage of hand sanitiser because relatives of patients keep stealing them from the walls.