GENEVA, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Another British resident, relative of the previous case, was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday.
The latest confirmed case didn't have any recent travel history outside Britain, which indicates that infection was acquired in the country, the WHO said in a statement.
"Although this case is suggestive of person-to-person transmission, on the basis of current evidence, the risk of sustained person-to-person transmission appears to be very low," it said.
The WHO said that this patient has pre-existing medical conditions that may have increased susceptibility to respiratory infections.
Britain's Health Protection Agency (HPA) is following up on all close contacts, including family and healthcare workers, who may have been exposed to either of these two new confirmed cases, according to the WHO.
As of Wednesday, a total of 11 confirmed cases of human infection with the new coronavirus have been notified to WHO and the death toll, which is five, has not changed since April 2012.