By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Health officials with the Guangdong Provincial Health Committee are reporting (computer translated) three additional pneumonia cases confirmed positive for the novel coronavirus (2019-NoCv). bringing the total in the province to 17.

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The three new cases were reported from the following cities: Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and Zhanjiang. All three cases (1 male, 2 female) had a history of residence or travel in Hubei, which were sporadic cases, of which one was severe.

To date in Guangdong province, of the 17 confirmed cases, several were critically ill and no deaths were reported. Another 4 suspected cases are under investigation.