Update on coronavirus outbreak, This information is current as of 23 Jan 2020 at 0730hrs EST. The coronavirus is now know as 2019 -nCoV, it is a new strain of coronavirus not previously identified in humans. Two Chinese cities, Wuhan with a population of 11 million, and Huanggang with a population of 7 million have been placed on lockdown with public transportation suspended. There are 500 confirmed cases with 17 deaths in China. Thailand has reported 4 cases. Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and the United States have 1 reported case each.