UK government confirms 12 new coronavirus cases, total now 35

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British health authorities said on Sunday there had been 12 new cases of coronavirus in Britain, bringing the total to 35.

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said in a statement on Twitter that three of those testing positive were close contacts of a known case.

Six others had recently traveled from Italy, and two from Iran. One patient had no relevant travel, and authorities were investigating how they had caught the virus.

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