Friday 3 April, 2020

Number of cases of Coronavirus increased by hundreds since yesterday

According to the World Health Organization, the number of reported confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has increased by 694 cases since yesterday.

The following is the most up-to-date data surrounding coronavirus as of January 26 2020

  • A total of 2,014 confirmed 2019-nCoV cases have been reported globally;

  • Of the 2,014 cases reported, 1,985 cases were reported from China, including Hong Kong SAR (5 confirmed cases), Macau SAR (2 confirmed cases) and Taipei (3 confirmed cases).

  • Twenty-nine confirmed cases have been reported outside of China in ten countries. Of these 29 exported cases, 26 had a travel history from Wuhan City, China.

  • Among the three cases identified in countries outside of China: One case in Australia had direct contact with a confirmed case from Wuhan while in China, one case in Australia reported today; travel history is not yet known, one case in Vietnam had no travel history but was in contact with a confirmed case (his father with travel history to Wuhan), resulting from human to human transmission within a family.

  • Of the 1,975 confirmed cases (excluding Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taipei), 324 cases have been reported as severely ill.

  • Fifty-six deaths have been reported to date (52 deaths in Hubei province and 4 from outside Hubei).

    WHO’s assessment of the risk of this event has not changed since the last risk assessment conducted on 22 January: very high in China, high at the regional level and high at the global level.

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