UK Health minister Nadine Dorries has been diagnosed with coronavirus 7 months ago

UK Health minister Nadine Dorries has been diagnosed with coronavirus

The Conservative MP has tested positive for coronavirus.

Health minister and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has been diagnosed with Covid-19.

Dorries, who announced that she had tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday night, said she had taken all the advised precautions after finding out and has been self-isolating at home.

However, it is believed that she had come in contact with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson shortly before being diagnosed with the virus.

She said: "Thanks for so many good wishes. It鈥檚 been pretty rubbish but I hope I鈥檓 over the worst of it now. More worried about my 84-year-old mum who is staying with me and began with the cough today. She is being tested tomorrow. Keep safe and keep washing those hands, everyone."

This comes as a sixth person has died from the virus in the UK, which now has a total of 382 cases.

There are now 34 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Republic of Ireland, with 10 new confirmed cases being announced on Tuesday.

Manchester City's Premier League game against Arsenal has also been postponed, as well as American music festival Coachella.

Meanwhile, in a press conference on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump urged people to stay calm, saying: "It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away."