Monkeypox cases in the UK have risen to 1,035, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said, Report informs, citing the foreign media.

79% of the cases are in London. There are 27 cases in Scotland, 9 in Wales and 5 in Northern Ireland.

The vast majority of patients are reported to be men. So far, the virus has been found in the blood of only five women living in the country. The average age of patients is 36.