By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The break-neck speed of the 2019-NoCv outbreak continues as China reported (computer translated) an additional 444 confirmed novel coronavirus cases, including 16 deaths.
This brings the total to 1287 confirmed cases of pneumonia with new coronavirus infection in 29 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities), including 237 severe cases and 41 deaths (39 cases in Hubei Province, Hebei Province). 1 case, 1 case in Heilongjiang).
In addition, confirmed cases were reported abroad: 5 cases in Hong Kong, China, 2 cases in Macau, 3 cases in Taiwan, 4 cases in Thailand (2 cases have been cured), 2 cases in Japan (1 case has been cured), 2 cases in Korea, Two cases were in the United States, two in Vietnam, three in Singapore, one in Nepal, and three in France.
Lastly in China, a 62-year-old physician at Xinhua Hospital in Hubei province became the first medical professional to have fallen victim to the virus.
In Australia, Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the first Australian case of the 2019 novel coronavirus.
The man in his 50s, a visitor from China, is in a stable condition with the respiratory illness.
The patient is being treated in an isolation room at Monash Medical Centre Clayton in accordance with recommended infection control procedures.
He had been in the city of Wuhan, China in the two weeks prior to the onset of his illness.
In New South Wales (NSW), five cases are under investigation.
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