Coronavirus cases are evenly-spread in several parts of the country, government figures released today show.
As the Department for Health and Social Care announced the number of confirmed cases in the UK has hit 163 – leaping from 116 on Thursday – it also released its latest location data.
Of the 163 cases, 29 are in London, 24 are in the South East and 22 are in the South West.
There are 21 cases in the North West of England, 13 in the North East and Yorkshire and 12 in the Midlands.
The East of England is the English region with the fewest confirmed cases, with just 11 reported.
A total of 15 of the 147 cases in England have yet to be placed into the data.
Scotland has 11 cases, Northern Ireland has three and Wales has recorded two.
The death of a patient who had coronavirus was confirmed at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on Thursday.
The government’s update on coronavirus came as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide climbed to above 100,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University in the US. There have been more than 55,000 recoveries.
80,000 of those are recorded in mainland China, with South Korea having confirmed 6,500, Iran reporting 4,700 and Italy totalling more than 3,800.
All other countries reported fewer than 600 cases as of Friday afternoon. Johns Hopkins has recorded 3,400 deaths from the virus.
As fears of the virus’ spread grow, criminals have been trying to profit from the public’s worries.
Meanwhile, UK health authorities have admitted the virus has not been contained in the country and are now focusing on delaying the spread of the virus until the seasonal pressures on the NHS ease up.