Covid 19 Reported In Hampshire
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infection affecting the respiratory tract. It causes fever, cough, sore throat and nasal congestion with flu-like symptoms. To date more than 80 people have been affected across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The majority of cases are in Southampton although there has also been one confirmed case in Gosport. Those most at risk are the elderly and adults with a weak immune system. On Monday 4 January 2021 at around 5.
00pm, Parish Health (formerly Portsmouth City Council) was informed that an Unknown Coronavirus (COVID-19), originating from Saudi Arabia, has been identified in the UK, Hampshire Local (hampshirelocal.co.uk). Within hours, all Southampton’s hospitals declared a State of Emergency and by the afternoon of Tuesday 5 January, Hampshire had also declared a State of Emergency. Coronavirus (COVID-19). Following the Government announcement on Monday 4 January 2021, Hampshire is in National lockdown: Stay at Home. Some of our services are affected by the pandemic.
Visit our COVID-19 webpages for the latest updates and changes to services, as well as for information and guidance. The Government has announced that a new strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been found in the UK. Should you require any advice or support please contact your GP or call NHS 111 if it is not an emergency. On Monday 4 January 2021 the Government released the latest data showing that the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has risen again.