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Regional coronavirus number unchanged, despite Torbay rise to seven

Torbay Director of Public Health, Dr Caroline Dimond

There's still 38 active cases of coronavirus in the South West, but with seven now in Torbay and still 12 across Devon.

The regional total has remained the same for the past two days.

The latest figures show there's still just two cases in Somerset and Bristol, with three in Wiltshire, and none in Dorset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.

Doctor Caroline Dimond, Torbay Council's Director of Public Health, is urging people not to panic saying 'there's a very small number of cases' in the area and they continue to monitor the situation.

In Italy there's a ban on all social gatherings, schools are remaining shut and cafes and bars will close at dusk.

The county's 60-million people have been told they should only travel for work or emergencies - to help contain the outbreak.

The country registered 18-hundred new cases of Covid-19 yesterday - and more than 460 people have now died.

Official NHS guidance will now start being displayed at the top of internet searches.

The health service is working with Google, Twitter and Facebook to promote "good advice" when people look for answers.

It's also asking social media platforms to verify accounts linked to the NHS.

In America, a cruise ship carrying a Westcountry couple from Bridgwater in Somerset has now docked in California.

It's hoped the British people on board will now be flown home.

The latest official advice can be found here

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