The Office star Lucy Davis tests negative for coronavirus

Lucy Davis has revealed she has tested negative for coronavirus after she was rushed to hospital with a different illness.

The Office star took to Instagram earlier today to reassure her fans that she was doing well and was now recovering at home, while taking time out to thank the nurses and doctors for their help to not just her, but everyone else who is ill at this given time.

Sharing a selfie of her wearing a medical mask in hospital,she wrote: ‘Thank you so much to all the nurses and doctors at @cedarssinai forall you are doing for everyone at this moment.

‘You took care of me so graciously, and I never got to seeone of your faces! I got to go home, but you are still going in every day andputting yourselves in the middle of all the chaos.

‘Much love and gratitude to you all, and to all the peoplestill going into work in order to look after the rest of us. #heroes.’

She added: ‘Ps – I did not test positively for Coronathankfully, although I have another virus (of course I have to be different!)which is going to take some time to go.

‘Take care of yourselves, and check in (by phone!) with someone on their own.’

Sending their well wishes, one fan wrote in the comments: ‘Getbetter ASAP gorgeous Lucy, tons of love, thinking of you.’

‘I love you lovely teddy bear,’ another added. ‘I hope you get better.’

What is the coronavirus and where did it start?

Coronaviruses are a family of diseases which include the common cold and the virus which caused Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which originated in China in 2002 and killed nearly 800 people around the world.

The virus causing concern now is a new strain which has made the jump from animals to people, named Covid-19.

It causes fever and a cough and can make it hard for people to breathe, causing viral pneumonia in severe cases.

Over 2,700 people worldwide have now died after contracting the illness.

How does it affect the lungs?

What are the symptoms of the virus?

The virus is more likely to progress into a severe illness or prove fatal among older patients or those with weakened immune systems.

As it is a viral illness, antibiotics will not help and there is no known cure or vaccine.

A scan shows the lungs of a patient with coronavirus (Picture: Reuters)

To avoid the illness, take usual hygiene precautions, such as using a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, and making sure to wash your hands.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth after touching things like poles on public transport and avoid close contact with people suffering an acute respiratory infection.

You should also avoid unprotected contact with wild or farm animals.

So far, 13 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK.

Hundreds have been tested for it here, with most of the tests coming back negative.

How many people in the UK have it?

Is Coronavirus in the UK?

Where is Wuhan in China, where coronavirus started?

The virus originated in the city of Wuhan in China, where it is believed to have made the jump from animals to people at a seafood market.

Wuhan is the capital of China’s Hubei province, a landlocked province in central China.

It is built along the Yangtze river, and is around 500 miles west of Shanghai and 690 miles north of Hong Kong.

It is the largest and most populous city in central China, although estimates over its population vary.

‘So glad you are going to be alright!!’ another relieved fan said.

Although Lucy has not been diagnosed with coronavirus, other celebs have not been as lucky – with actor Idris Elba being among those confirming they have the illness.

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson announced their positive test results last week, and since then, Bond girl Olga Kurylenko and Dancing On Ice star Linda Lusardi have also confirmed they have fallen victim to Covid-19.

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