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The first case of Coronavirus in the North East has been confirmed.
Public Health England North East and Newcastle City Council confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that a person had tested positive for the virus in Newcastle.
It was also confirmed the person with Coronavirus was infected elsewhere in the UK before travelling to the North East.
Public Health England have confirmed contact tracing to track down the people who may have come into contact with the person infected with Coronavirus is underway.
The person infected with Coronavirus is now being treated in Newcastle's RVI.
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The advice to the public in the North East is to continue practicing good hand hygiene with regular and thorough hand washing and to continue going about their normal daily activities.
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