By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
In an update on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in Wuhan City, China, the Wuhan Municipal Commission of Health reports (computer translated) 17 additional cases, bringing the total in the city to 62.
The 17 cases were detected by screening by national and provincial experts on people with unexplained pneumonia. The cases were confirmed by nucleic acid testing.
Of the 17 patients, the health commission says 12 were males and 5 were females; 9 were under 60 years of age, 8 were 60 years of age and older, the youngest was 30 years old and the oldest was 79 years old; the onset date was before January 13, 2020; first symptoms Fever, cough, or fever with cough; 3 cases were severe, and the rest were stable. Except for 2 cases of severe illness, which was temporarily unsuitable for transfer, the remaining 15 cases had been transferred to Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital for centralized treatment.
The epidemiological investigation of 17 new cases is in-depth, and close contacts are also being tracked.
In the next step, the city will continue to expand the search scope, identify suspected cases, and conduct sampling tests.