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'Every scenario on the table' in China virus outbreak: World Health Organization chief
- February 18, 2020

And the recovered cases across China have hit over 10,000. About 14% of the illnesses were severe, which included pneumonia and shortness of breath, and about 5% have critical disease, marked by respiratory failure, septic shock, and multi-organ failure. (more...)
Coronavirus: Nearly half of China's population 'living under travel restrictions' Coronavirus: Nearly half of China's population 'living under travel restrictions'
- February 18, 2020

Wuhan has accounted for 71 per cent of the province's total cases and 77 per cent of deaths. The U.S. evacuated 328 American passengers, with a lot of them now in a 14-day quarantine at military bases in California and Texas. A charter plane dropped off 170 passengers at Travis Air Force Base in the San Francisco Bay Area late Sunday, while another took about 145 passengers to Lackland Air Force Base in Texas early Monday. (more...)
781 coronavirus cases outside mainland China 781 coronavirus cases outside mainland China
- February 18, 2020

The virus caused severe disease such as pneumonia in 14% of them and critical illness in 5%. The number of new cases rose almost 5% from the previous day, but the number of deaths fell from 139. Three insurance companies have leased a plane waiting in Turkey to bring home the Israelis quarantined on the ship who haven't been infected. Meanwhile, the US State Department said it evacuated more than 300 US citizens and their family members who had been on the Diamond Princess , and all were ... (more...)
China virus death toll tops 1,600, over 2,000 more cases China virus death toll tops 1,600, over 2,000 more cases
- February 18, 2020

The number of new coronavirus cases in China fell yesterday, and a health official said intense efforts to stop its spread were starting to work. Hubei Province did not disclose its number of suspected cases, but according to the Chinese government's report , about 1,000 new cases have been confirmed within the central province, bringing the total there to around 5,000 suspected cases. (more...)
Coronavirus: Death toll in China crosses 1,700; confirmed cases at 70,500 Coronavirus: Death toll in China crosses 1,700; confirmed cases at 70,500
- February 18, 2020

Restrictions include everything from self-quarantines to limits on who can come and go from neighborhoods. China's report on the outbreak's epidemiologic patterns covers all COVID-19 cases reported through Feb 11 and appears in the China CDC Weekly , a publication that is similar to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report . (more...)
China reports 105 new deaths from coronavirus on mainland on Feb 16 China reports 105 new deaths from coronavirus on mainland on Feb 16
- February 18, 2020

Cases of the virus have been confirmed in more than two dozen countries worldwide, affecting almost every continent. The US was the first country to evacuate its citizens from the ship but Australia, Canada , Italy , and Hong Kong have indicated they will follow suit. (more...)
China’s NHC: Novel coronavirus is preventable and treatable China’s NHC: Novel coronavirus is preventable and treatable
- February 17, 2020

It did not say what nationality the person was or where the person had been prior to arriving in Egypt. The Director-General of the Agency, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the Agency is testing returning travelers who meet the case definition. (more...)
Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond
- February 17, 2020

The new figures as of Sunday have brought the total to 70,548 cases and 1,770 deaths. An additional 4,823 cases were confirmed in Hubei, bringing the total to 56,249. Slowing down or just starting? Egypt reported its first infection - also Africa's first - on Friday. US officials in hazmat suits boarded a cruise liner on Sunday to fly home Americans quarantined for two weeks off Japan, while China said measures such as locking down megacity Wuhan had at last slowed the pace of new ... (more...)
China virus toll reaches 1,765, says govt China virus toll reaches 1,765, says govt
- February 17, 2020

Hubei reported 1,933 new cases on Monday (Feb 17), slightly higher than a day earlier, and 100 additional deaths. Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised China's efforts to contain the virus spread but added that he was still concerned about the increasing number of cases. (more...)
Coronavirus: China official says efforts working as infections dip Coronavirus: China official says efforts working as infections dip
- February 17, 2020

Henan province, which neighbors Hubei, saw three deaths on Sunday, with the remaining two in southeast China's Guangdong, which is next to Hong Kong. As of Sunday, more than 68,000 people have been infected in China, with the death toll standing at 1,665. (more...)
Coronavirus patient attended London conference with 250 people Coronavirus patient attended London conference with 250 people
- February 17, 2020

Almost 800 people were tested on Thursday for the virus across the United Kingdom after the ninth confirmed case of coronavirus , also known as COVID-19, the Metro report said. The woman - a Chinese national in her 20s or 30s - presented herself to a hospital in Lewisham, south east London, on Sunday, having reportedly travelled there in an Uber. (more...)
China reports 142 new deaths from coronavirus on mainland on Feb 15 China reports 142 new deaths from coronavirus on mainland on Feb 15
- February 17, 2020

The UN health body has also asked China for more details on how diagnoses are being made. In Japan , some 400 Americans aboard the Diamond Princess , the quarantined cruise ship docked at Yokohama , were told to decide by Sunday morning whether they will stay or take chartered aircraft arranged by the USA government to fly them back home. (more...)
Third Israeli contracts coronavirus on cruise ship off Japan Third Israeli contracts coronavirus on cruise ship off Japan
- February 17, 2020

But those carrying the virus will be admitted to Japanese hospitals. Meanwhile, China has tightened restrictions on movement in Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak . Several cities in the central region have declared strict "wartime measures" that allow residents to leave their homes only several times a week and upon approval from neighbourhood authorities. (more...)
Flu Severity Rises To 'Very High' In Massachusetts Flu Severity Rises To 'Very High' In Massachusetts
- February 16, 2020

The latest influenza surveillance report for the week ending February 8th shows seasonal flu activity continues to be widespread across New York State for the eleventh consecutive week. Although the number of hospitalizations are typical for this time of year, officials are seeing higher-than-typical hospitalization rates among children, Dr. (more...)
Court upholds injunction against HHS' Medicaid work requirement Court upholds injunction against HHS' Medicaid work requirement
- February 16, 2020

Judge David Sentelle , a conservative Reagan appointee, handed down the ruling on behalf of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, vehemently rejecting the administration's argument that requiring Medicaid recipients to work would make poor Arkansas residents more self-sufficient and reduce the need for the program. (more...)
World Health Organization defends China`s handling of coronavirus as death toll rises to 1,665 World Health Organization defends China`s handling of coronavirus as death toll rises to 1,665
- February 16, 2020

The death toll from a coronavirus break out in mainland China has actually reached 1,665 since the end of Saturday, up by 142 from the previous day, the nation's National Health Commission stated on Sunday early morning. Some 400 Americans aboard the ship docked at Yokohama were told to decide by Sunday morning whether they will stay or take chartered aircraft arranged by the US government to fly them back home. (more...)
France Reports First Coronavirus Death Outside Of Asia France Reports First Coronavirus Death Outside Of Asia
- February 16, 2020

The total number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 66,492, according to China's National Health Commission. China has been struggling to get the world's second largest economy going after the lunar new year holiday, which was extended by 10 days to help contain the virus . (more...)
France announces first coronavirus death outside Asia France announces first coronavirus death outside Asia
- February 16, 2020

The patient, who arrived in France on 16 January, had a lung infection caused by the virus. His daughter also fell ill but authorities say she is expected to recover. In his speech, Xi also revealed that he ordered a lockdown of the virus epicenter: "On Jan. 22, in light of the epidemic's rapid spread and the challenges of prevention and control, I made a clear request that Hubei province implement comprehensive and stringent controls over the outflow of people". (more...)
First coronavirus death confirmed in Europe as tourist dies in France First coronavirus death confirmed in Europe as tourist dies in France
- February 16, 2020

SHANGHAI/PARIS, Feb 15 (Reuters) - An elderly Chinese tourist infected with the coronavirus has died in France, Paris said on Saturday, becoming the first fatality in Europe and the fourth outside mainland China from an epidemic that has rattled the world. (more...)
CDC Confirms a Single Coronavirus Case in San Antonio CDC Confirms a Single Coronavirus Case in San Antonio
- February 15, 2020

The first two positive cases among evacuees occurred in California. US officers reported the 15th case of coronavirus in the United States of America on Thursday, saying the affected person was amongst those that had been evacuated from Wuhan, China, and positioned underneath federal quarantine at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. (more...)

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