fredag 7. februar 2020

China Coronavirus Cases Double as Cases Spread in Crowded Markets

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in China has doubled in the past week, amid fears that the virus may now be capable of spreading very fast between people in casual contact in public places. As of Thursday, there were 28,350 total confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (nCoV-2019 (Wuhan)) and 565 deaths reported globally, with 549 of the deaths in the worst-hit central Chinese province of Hubei, of which Wuhan is the capital.

While Japan has confirmed 45 cases, Singapore 28, Thailand 25 and Hong Kong 24, there has been no sign yet that the virus is being transmitted among the general population anywhere outside mainland China.