A SOCIAL media image showing a man in a face mask accompanied by men in full protective outfits outside Wexham Park Hospital in Slough is causing concern.

This morning Wexham Park was not commenting - referring all queries to Public Health England, which has been giving daily updates on numbers of confirmed cases of Corona.

There are 150 Accident and Emergency units in Britain - all of which have facilities for testing people and many of whom have taken people for testing.

People who call 101 and are advised to go for a check at A and E are being met when they get there and taken to a safe area to be tested without having contact with ordinary patients.

One worried mum called the Observer to say that she had been called by someone from Wexham Park this morning after leaving a message and had been told the patient in the picture had proved positive - only to get a second call two hours later saying the earlier caller had been misinformed.

She said she was worried enough to take her children out of school.

But a Facebook entry from a lady identifying herself as a nurse says that the patient was found to be negative.

There have been about 6,000 tests carried out in British hospitals - with 13 proving positive including the passengers who were trapped on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

A spokesman for Slough Borough Council said: "We have not been informed of any quarantine or incident at Wexham Park. Latest information will come from @PHE_uk

"In the mean time everyone can take action to prevent winter virus. Our latest information is here: http://slough.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/coronavirus.asp."

The Department of Health is expected to deliver an update on figures this afternoon.