A total of 31 people in the UK have been tested for deadly coronavirus, the government have announced.
The Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England have confirmed the number of people tested so far.
As of Saturday afternoon, some 31 tests have now concluded, all of which were confirmed as negative for the virus.
The news comes as a professor warns there are likely to be 'many cases' across the UK.
Those tested so far includes five people in Edinburgh and Glasgow yesterday.
They all travelled to Scotland from Wuhan - where the outbreak is thought to have originated - within the past two weeks and are showing symptoms of respiratory trouble, a red flag for the virus.
Health officials have teamed up with Border Force agents and airlines to try to track down 2,000 people who have recently flown into the UK from Wuhan.
The Department of Health and Social Care have confirmed: "There are currently no confirmed cases in the UK or of UK citizens abroad, and the risk to the public is low.
"The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and international community."
Following reports of people being tested in Scotland the head of infection medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Jurgen Haas, said he believes there will be cases in "many other cities" in the UK.
"It's not too surprising. My suspicion is that there will probably be many more cases in many other cities in the UK.
"None of the cases I know of have been confirmed."
He said there is only one laboratory testing for the virus, operated by Public Health England (PHE).
The professor said the cases have been flagged up through the PHE infection guidelines as they travelled to Wuhan within the last 14 days and are showing signs of respiratory symptoms.
China has confirmed 1,372 cases across the country.
The death toll increased on Saturday to 41 from 26 a day earlier as the Lunar New Year got off to a gloomy start as travelling and public gatherings have been cancelled.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has announced all official visits to China have been cancelled as part of emergency measures.
More than 1,300 people have been infected globally with a virus traced to a seafood market in the central city of Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife.
Medical supplies are very tight in Wuhan and an official is appealing for more medical supplies, such as masks and protective suits, from both domestic and overseas providers..