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Confirmed COVID-19 case in Gateshead

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It has been confirmed that a Gateshead resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is currently self-isolating at home.

We expected this and Gateshead Council is working closely with Public Health England and NHS colleagues to help plan and manage the situation.

Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health for Gateshead, said: "Gateshead has one confirmed case of COVID-19 and we want to wish the affected person a speedy recovery.

"I'd like to reassure people that the risk to the general public currently remains low and Gateshead Council is working with health colleagues to do everything we can to delay the spread of the virus within our communities.

"Good hygiene is the best prevention and there are some simple steps you can take to protect you and your family by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly and if you cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.

"If you have new symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for seven days from when your symptoms started.

"It is really important that in order to protect others, you don't go to your doctor, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

"There's lots of advice on how people can protect themselves and others online at www.gov.uk/coronavirus"

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13 March 2020

It has been confirmed that a Gateshead resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is currently self-isolating at home.

We expected this and Gateshead Council is working closely with Public Health England and NHS colleagues to help plan and manage the situation.

Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health for Gateshead, said: "Gateshead has one confirmed case of COVID-19 and we want to wish the affected person a speedy recovery.

"I'd like to reassure people that the risk to the general public currently remains low and Gateshead Council is working with health colleagues to do everything we can to delay the spread of the virus within our communities.

"Good hygiene is the best prevention and there are some simple steps you can take to protect you and your family by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly and if you cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.

"If you have new symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for seven days from when your symptoms started.

"It is really important that in order to protect others, you don't go to your doctor, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

"There's lots of advice on how people can protect themselves and others online at www.gov.uk/coronavirus"

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