Third patient in Leeds tests positive for coronavirus

A third person in Leeds has tested positive for coronavirus, officials have confirmed.

Public Health England confirmed the total number of cases in the Leeds Council authority area has risen to three - as of 9am on Saturday.

It brings the total number of confirmed cases in Yorkshire up to 10.

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Two people in Leeds tested positive for coronavirus after becoming infected while travelling to Iran, officials confirmed on Sunday, March 1.

A third case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Leeds (Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

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A woman from Ilkley picked up the virus while travelling in Italy and three cases have been confirmed in York.

It is not known where the third patient in Leeds became infected with coronavirus.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Health said due to the volume of coronavirus patients it can no longer comment on individual cases.

Public Health England is expected to update the regional total later today (Sunday).