Rivers Wye and Severn threaten to breach flood barriers in as around 600 properties have already been hit by Storm Dennis.
Ramage apologises as corporation says it is investigating “completely unacceptable” remark after Derby County game.
More flood warnings and alerts in force in England on Sunday than on any other day on record.
The former Cabinet minster makes clear rift in government as Rishi Sunak named as his replacement.
The patient caught the virus while in China and is being treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital, health authorities said.