The Health Protection Agency has confirmed a middle-aged man is being treated at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester with a potentially fatal sars-like virus.
The UK resident returned from Saudi Arabia at the end of last month before falling ill on January 31st.
He was transferred to Wythenshawe at some point in the last few days after being infected with a new type of coronavirus.
The latest case of the condition is only the second confirmed in the UK, and the tenth worldwide. All those that have contracted the disease had recently visited the Middle East.
The HPA says there the man's family is showing no symptoms of the virus, and confirmed there is so far no evidence to suggest it can be passed from person-to-person.
Five of the ten people that have being diagnosed with coronavirus have died.