A third patient in the UK has tested positive for coronavirus, the Department of Health said.
The individual did not acquire the virus in the UK.
It brings the total number of cases in the UK to three, England’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty said.
In a statement the Chief Medical Officer said: "The patient is being transferred to a specialist NHS centre, and we are using robust infection control measures to prevent any possible further spread of the virus.
"The NHS is well prepared to manage these cases and we are now working quickly to identify any contacts the patient has had."
It comes as two people in Yorkshire were confirmed to have contracted the deadly virus six days ago and plane loads of Brits were repatriated to the UK from China last week.
They remain in quarantine at Arrowe Park Hospital, on the Wirral for two weeks.
The two patients who tested positive for coronavirus last week remain at Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle.
It is not yet clear where the latest victim of the virus contracted the illness, or where in the UK they are based.
The global death toll is now estimated to be around 565, while around 30,000 people are said to be infected worldwide.
Coronavirus is a SARS-like virus which can incubate for two weeks before striking down a person with fever and a dry cough.
Reports have emerged claiming crematoriums in the epicentre of the outbreak in Wuhan, central China, are working 24/7 to deal with the bodies.