Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Clarence House.
According the Clarence House statement, per Sky News, the Prince of Wales displayed "mild symptoms." However, they assured that the heir to the throne "remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual."
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has also been tested. Fortunately, the results were negative. The couple are now self-isolating in Scotland.
"The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.
"The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.
"It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks."
This development is dangerous for the royal family, especially with Prince Charles' age bracket susceptible to more complications due to COVID-19. The Prince of Wales is 71 years old.
Prince Charles In Danger?
According to recent reports, older people and those with underlying medical conditions are facing higher odds of getting really sick and, at worst, dying from the infectious disease.
In fact, per a report from Vox Media on March 23, those in Prince Charles' age bracket have higher fatality rates in cases around the world.
The media outlet cited that in Spain, out of 6,152 cases from this group (as of time of their writing), 3,388 people have been hospitalized -- which leads to a 55 percent hospitalization rate. Out of thise, 199 went to the ICU, which is a 3.2 percent rate.
The most important detail is that 705 people ages 70 and older have died, which gives an 11.4 percent fatality rate.
Royal Family Situation
Just recently, a royal aide of Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for the coronavirus. This led fears to the Queen being in danger for COVID-19 as well, as she may have been exposed.
It is also worth noting that the said staff tested positive before the Queen left Buckingham Palace.
The Firm has already take precautionary measures to protect the Queen, as the reigning monarch was moved to Windsor Castle earlier than expected to self-isolate. She is joined by her husband, Prince Philip, who was said to have been flown to their Windsor home immediately.
As of present time, Prince William and wife Kate Middleton are handling the duties left by the Queen and Prince Charles.
Coronavirus In The UK
Based on the latest statistics recorded on Wednesday, March 25, there are already over 8,000 cases recordedf in the United Kingdom. The nation has the 10th-most cases in the world, with China, Italy and the US having the most cases.
In the U.K., unfortunately, there have been more deaths than recovery. Accoridng to the record, more than 400 coronavirus patients have died due to the virus, while there have been only 140 recoveries.