Coronavirus LIVE: Number of confirmed cases in UK rises to 456 as testing is ‘ramped up’

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A doctor’s surgery has closed and an HSBC worker has self isolated over fears of coronavirus cases in Sheffield.

The virus continues to spread throughout the world, with the number of cases in the UK now at 456 as of 9am this morning (March 11).

It was confirmed yesterday that a man in his 80s in Watford became the sixth person to die from the disease while in hospital.

Meanwhile, Italy reported its highest ever death toll, with 168 deaths in 24 hours.