Coronavirus Update this information is current as of 0922hrs, 24 Jan 2020. The virus has killed 26 peoples, infected more than 800 people, suspended public transport in 10 cities, closed parts of the Great Wall, closed the Forbidden City, and is shutting temples over the Lunar New Year. The Chinese Lunar New Year starts today. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an emergency in China, but did not declare an international emergency. Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States have one confirmed case each. Britain is investigating cases.
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.
The following is an update on the current outbreak involving Coronavirus. This is information is current as of 0800hrs EST 22 Jan 2020. There have been 9 deaths and 440 individuals reported infected in China. The virus has been confirmed to be transmitted from human to human with at least 15 medical workers infected. There are cases in Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.
The coronavirus outbreak in China has claimed six lives. There are more than 300 cases reported. Millions of Chinese preparing to travel for the Lunar New Year, increasing the risk the outbreak will spread.
The Chinese Government confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new coronavirus. Chinese officials confirmed there have been more than 200 cases during the outbreak. The World Health Organization is holding an emergency meeting.
Passengers flying into three US airports from Wuhan, China, or via connecting flights will be screened for a new coronavirus that has sickened dozens in China and spread to other Asian countries.
Christian Drosten, the director of the Institute for Virology at Berlin’s Charite hospital, said the test developed by his team will allow labs to reliably diagnose the novel coronavirus “in a very short period of time.”
It was confirmed Thursday, January 16, that the newly dicovered coronavirus has been detected in Japan, a few days after Thailand confirmed its first case of infection.
A Thai tourist has become the first person outside China diagnosed with a new, pneumonia-like virus that has already infected dozens of people.
There may have been limited human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus in China within families, and it is possible there could be a wider outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on January 14.