Plymouth girl, 10, diagnosed with coronavirus despite no 'usual symptoms'

A Plymouth schoolgirl has been diagnosed with coronavirus - but did not show the usual symptoms of the virus, a letter to parents has revealed.

Parents and staff from the school in question - which ITV News West Country is not naming - were told of the girl’s diagnosis yesterday.

A number of other schools in the city have since issued a warning to parents after the ten-year-old was originally thought to have had tonsillitis.

The girl, who has no underlying health issues, is said to have suffered from a temperature which reached 41.6C and caused convulsions - but did not have a dry, persistent cough.

She also had red, mottled skin, ulcers in her throat, pain in her legs and an aching body.

As of 9am on March 24, a total of 90,436 people had been tested in the UK - of which 82,359 were confirmed negative and 8,077 were confirmed positive.

More than 400 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.

Figures state there are currently 16 confirmed coronavirus cases in Plymouth, 17 in Torbay and 48 in the Devon local authority area.

There are 30 confirmed cases in Cornwall at this time.

For the latest updates on coronavirus in the West Country, including case numbers, event cancellations and venue closures, click here.

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