A coronavirus patient from Chesham has released a message to friends and family.

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“It's almost been a week and most people know by now so I thought I'd announce it publically (sic).

“Last weekend I was told I had tested positive for Covid-19/Coronavirus, making me one of only 13 cases (now 20) in the entire country. I was rushed straight to hospital and have been here ever since and will remain here until I eventually test negative.

“I just wanted to give a shout out to everyone who has reached out to me and messaged me.

“I've spent a lot of the last few days on video chat to a lot of people which has made me feel considerably less lonely. Special mention to my mum Claire, best friend Jos and Princess cruises for each sending me out a care package, it's really helped.

“Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers, it really means so much to me. I'll be out real soon and I can't wait to catch up with everyone. ”