Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019. Public Health England is working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus. The UK government is monitoring the situation in China and around the world. Read the latest information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance for what to do if you think you’re at risk. Number of UK cases and latest test figures . Read Public Health England’s blog posts about its response to coronavirus and how it uses contact tracing to prevent the spread of infection.