COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak
Last updated: February 21, 2020, 04:09 GMT
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Coronavirus Cases:

76,738
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Deaths:

2,247

Recovered:

18,562
Active Cases
55,929
Currently Infected Patients
43,864 (78%)
in Mild Condition

12,065 (22%)
Serious or Critical

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Closed Cases
20,809
Cases which had an outcome:
18,562 (89%)
Recovered / Discharged

2,247 (11%)
Deaths

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The charts above are updated after the close of the day in GMT+0. Latest data is provisional, pending delayed reporting and adjustments from China's NHC.

Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 30 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the "Diamond Princess" cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan).

The bulk of China's new cases and deaths are reported after 22:00 GMT (5:00 PM ET) for Hubei (lately with delays of up to 2 hours), and after 00:00 GMT (7:00 PM ET) for the rest of China (lately with delays of up to 9 hours).
Country,
Other

Total Cases
New
Cases
Total
Deaths
New
Deaths
Total
Recovered
Serious,
Critical
China 75,465 +889 2,236 +118 18,345 12,017
Diamond Princess 634 2 17 27
S. Korea 156 +45 1 16
Japan 97 +3 1 20 4
Singapore 85 37 4
Hong Kong 69 2 6 6
Thailand 35 17 2
USA 27 +12 5
Taiwan 24 1 2 1
Malaysia 22 17
Australia 17 11
Germany 16 13
Vietnam 16 14
France 12 1 7
Macao 10 6
Canada 9 +1 3
U.K. 9 8
U.A.E. 9 3 1
Iran 5 2
Italy 4 3
Philippines 3 1 2
India 3 3
Russia 2 2
Spain 2 2
Belgium 1 1
Cambodia 1 1
Egypt 1 1
Finland 1 1
Nepal 1 1
Sri Lanka 1 1
Sweden 1
Highlighted in green
= all cases have recovered from the infection.
Highlighted in grey
= all cases have had an outcome (there are no active cases).

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Transmission Rate (Ro)
(estimated range)
Fatality Rate (CFR)
(WHO early estimate)
2% (?)
Incubation Period
(estimated)
2 - 14 days
COUNTRIES and TERRITORIES
(affected by COVID-19)

Latest Updates


February 21 (GMT):

  • 1 new case in Canada (British Columbia): a woman in her 30s recently returned from travel to Iran.
  • 45 new cases in South Korea.
  • 1 new case in the United States (Humboldt County, in Northern California). A close contact who has symptoms is being tested as well. They are both "doing well" and self-isolating at home.

February 20:

  • 2 new cases in Australia, passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
  • 1 new case in Italy: a 38 year-old man, currently being treated in intensive care.
  • 5 new cases in South Korea, including a 22 year-old Navy sailor on the southern island of Jeju who had recently visited his hometown, Daegu.
  • 411 new cases and 115 new deaths were confirmed by Hubei province for February 20.
  • 1 new case in Singapore. 3 more discharged. [Pdf from Ministry of Health]
  • 13 new cases on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.
  • 10 new cases in Japan, including:

    • a woman in her 60s, wife of previous case in Kyushu. She had chills on the Feb. 17 and fever the next day.
    • a man in his 80s who got infected at the "Sagamihara Central Hospital."
    • a man in his 80s in Okinawam but with no contact with the passengers of the cruise ship.
    • a woman in her 70s who had a 38° fever for a few minutes on Feb. 14, then went on a bus tour until Feb. 16, visited a medical institution on Feb. 18, and showed symptoms of pneumonia on Feb. 19.
    • a man in his 40s who reported chills, sweating and malaise on Feb. 15, and had symptoms such as fever, muscle pain and cough on Feb. 18. The man has no recent travel history abroad and attended the Sapporo Snow Festival where a previously infected case was present
    • 2 government employees who had done office work on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
  • 3 new cases in Iran: two in Qom and one in Arak. All three patients are Iranian nationals. (The Islamic Republic News Agency).
  • 1 death in South Korea.
  • The mayor of Daegu (South Korea), Kwon Young-jin, urged its 2.5 million residents to refrain from going outside and to wear masks even indoors if possible. He called for urgent help from the central government in Seoul. Meanwhile, Vice Health and Welfare Minister Kim Kang-lip cautioned that: "at this stage, (the government) judged that COVID-19 is spreading locally with a limited scope." Virus alert was not raised, with its level kept at "orange" (third highest).
  • The Shincheonji Church of Jesus in Daegu, attended by the 31st case (a possible "super spreader"), has been shut down after about 10 members tested positive for the virus. About 1,000 members attended worship at the church.
  • 22 new cases in South Korea (in the city of Daegu): all associated with the the first confirmed patient in the region.
  • 2 deaths among the passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan: a man and a woman in their 80s. The man had pre-existing conditions which included bronchial asthma.
  • 1 new case in Taiwan, bringing the total to 24. The source of infection for this latest case has not been traced. Possible community-based transmission is being investigated. Patient is a 60-year-old woman with no travel history abroad in the last two years. She had a fever and cough on Jan. 22, went to the clinic four times and was diagnosed with common cold and other diseases. Symptoms worsened with shortness of breath. Diagnosed with pneumonia on Jan. 29, hospitalized on Jan. 30, transferred to the intensive care unit on Feb. 10.
  • 60 new cases and 6 new deaths occurred outside of Hubei province in China on February 19, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China.
  • 24 new cases in South Korea (31 cases, of which 24 announced after midnight GMT and 7 cases reported previously). Cases have more than doubled (+165% increase) in the last 24 hours, rising from 31 to 82 (+ 51).

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February 19:

Highest number of new daily cases outside of mainland China to date (see previous days)
  • 5 new cases in South Korea. With 27 new cases today, total cases in South Korea have increased by 87% in a single day.
  • 349 new cases and 108 new deaths were confirmed by Hubei province for February 19. The report actually confirmed 628 new cases (615 in Wuhan, 5 in Xiantao, 3 in Shiyan, 3 in Suizhou, and 2 in Xiangyang) but at the same time it subtracted 279 cases from the current total due to data corrections applied to previously reported numbers in ten separate locations, specifying how many cases were subtracted in each.
  • 2 new cases in South Korea.
  • 2 deaths in Iran only hours after announcing the first two cases in the country (The Islamic Republic News Agency).
  • 1 new case in Taiwan.
  • 3 new cases in Singapore, and 5 new discharges.
  • 3 new case in Hong Kong:

    • the mother in law of a previously reported case.
    • a 68-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman couple with underlying illnesses.
  • 2 new cases in Iran “two cases of the new coronavirus in the city of Qom,” confirmed the Government of Iran spokeman Ali Rabiei.
  • 79 new cases on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. So far, a total of 621 infected people were found among 3,011 passengers and crew members tested (21% infection rate) out of 3,711 total people on the ship.
  • 1 new case in Taiwan: the 60-year-old younger sister of the taxi driver who was the first person to die from the virus in Taiwan.
  • 5 new cases in South Korea.
  • 10 new cases in Japan, including :

    • a man in his 50s, who was among the 65 people who were brought back from Wuhan on the fifth charter flight.
    • a man in his 60s: a taxi driver who had contacts with people from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. He has had fever since last week, and on Feb. 18 developed severe pneumonia with difficulty breathing. He is currently being treated in an intensive care unit.
    • a man in his 60s with initial symptoms of low-grade fever and sore throat. No travel history abroad for at least two weeks prior to onset.
    • a man in his 40s with malaise and muscle pain on Feb. 8 and later diagnosed with pneumonia.
    • a man in his 70s with fever on Feb. 17, then diagnosed with pneumonia before testing positive for COVID-19.
  • 1 new death in Hong Kong: a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues (diabetes, hypertension, and kidney problems). He had taken a day trip to mainland China on January 22, then fallen ill on February 2, with his conditions becoming critical on February 14, when his case was confirmed.
  • 15 new cases in South Korea.
  • 56 new cases and 4 new deaths occurred outside of Hubei province in China on February 18, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China.

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February 18:


  • Report from Hubei province for February 18:

    • 1,693 new cases
    • 132 new deaths
    • 61,682 cumulative total cases
    • 9,128 cumulative total hospital discharges
    • 43,471 currently hospitalized, of which:
      - 32,225 (74.1%) in mild condition
      - 9,289 (21.4%) serious
      - 1,957 (4.5%) critical
    • 1,266 new hospital discharges
    • 206,807 close contacts have been tracked
  • 1 new death in Wuhan is that of Dr. Liu Zhiming, Director of the Wuchang Hospital. "Unfortunately he became infected and passed away at 10:54 Tuesday morning at the age of 51 after all-out efforts to save him failed" reported the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. A medical colleague said that the chief doctor was in good health and did not expect to die from COVID-19. A few days earlier, on February 14, a 59-year-old nurse from the same hospital had died from the disease. A total of at least 7 health workers have died so far among the 1,716 doctors and nurses who got infected with COVID-19.
  • 8 new cases in Japan:
    - 3 in Tokyo
    - 3 in Wakayama Prefecture
    - 1 in Aichi Prefecture
    - 1 in Kanagawa Prefecture
  • 4 new cases in Singapore:
    - a 57 year-old female and a 50 year-old male, both Singapore citizens, linked to the Grace Assembly of God church.
    - a 35 year-old female Malaysian national related to a previously confirmed case.
    - a 38 year-old female Singapore citizen working at the National University Hospital (NUH) in an administrative function.
  • 88 new cases on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan were confirmed as a result of 681 people being tested (13% infection rate). Of these, 65 people (74%) have no symptoms. So far, a total of 542 infected people were found among 2,404 passengers and crew members tested (23% infection rate) out of 3,711 total people on the ship.
  • 2 new case in Hong Kong:
    - a 32-year-old Filipino woman who is the domestic helper of a previously confirmed case.
    - a 58-year-old man with good past health who developed fever and chills since February 11, and cough since February 15.
  • 1 new case in South Korea.

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February 17:


  • 79 new cases and 5 new deaths occurred outside of Hubei province in China on February 17, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China.
  • Report from Hubei province for February 17:

    • 1,807 new cases
    • 93 new deaths
    • 59,989 cumulative total cases
    • 7,862 cumulative total hospital discharges
    • 41,957 currently hospitalized, of which:
      - 30,987 (73.9%) in mild condition
      - 9,117 (21.7%) serious
      - 1,853 (4.4%) critical
    • 1,223 new hospital discharges
  • 2 new cases in Taiwan:
    -
    woman in her 80s.
    - man in his 30s who had fever and coughing symptoms from Jan. 28 to Feb. 6.
  • 1 new case in Japan: a man in his 60s in the Owari district of Aichi Prefecture who is an acquaintance of a case confirmed on Feb. 16.
  • 2 new cases in Hong Kong.
  • 2 new cases in Singapore. 5 new discharges. New cases:
    - a 1 year-old male Singaporean, part of the group evacuated from Wuhan on Feb. 9.
    - a 35 year-old male Singaporean with no recent travel history to China but a contact of a previously confirmed case.
  • 1 new case in Hong Kong.
  • 85 new cases onboard the cruise ship in Japan: 12% of passengers and crew (1 out of 8) have so far tested positive for the virus (454 cases out of 3,711).
  • 4 new cases in Japan (Wakayama Prefecture).
  • 14 new cases from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan: a group of US citizens whose results for COVID-19 tests (done 2-3 days earlier) arrived while en-route from the cruise ship to the airport for a flight back to the United States.
  • 1 new case in Thailand: a 60-year old Chinese woman whose family members earlier contracted the virus.
  • 2 new cases in Japan:
    - a hospital staff who was nursing a patient.
    - a 50-year-old male government employee who was engaged in quarantine-related operations on the cruise ship Diamond Princess.
  • 1 new case in South Korea: the 68-year-old wife of a previously confirmed case.
  • 115 new cases and 5 new deaths occurred outside of Hubei province in China on February 16, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China.

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February 16:


  • Report from Hubei province for February 16:

    • 1,933 new cases
    • 100 new deaths
    • 58,182 cumulative total cases
    • 6,639 cumulative total hospital discharges
    • 40,814 currently hospitalized, of which:
      - 31,007 (76.0%) in mild condition
      - 8,024 (19.7%) serious
      - 1,773 (4.3%) critical
    • 1,016 new hospital discharges
    • 191,434 close contacts have been tracked
  • 1 new case in the United Arab Emirates.
  • 3 new cases in Singapore: a family member of a previously confirmed case and 2 persons linked to the Grace Assembly of God church, including a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) serviceman.
  • 1 new death in Taiwan: a 61-year-old man with no travel history abroad but - as a taxi driver - serving clients from Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, who had underlying conditions (diabetes and hepatitis B).
  • 2 new cases in Taiwan.
  • 6 new cases in Japan.
  • 1 new case in Hong Kong: 54-year-old man with no travel history and no known contacts with confirmed cases.
  • 70 new cases onboard the cruise ship in Japan. Nearly 1 out of 10 passengers and crew (9.6%) have tested positive for the virus so far (355 cases out of 3,711 passengers and crew).
  • 1 new case in South Korea: a 82-year-old South Korean man in Seoul, with no travel history to China.
  • 166 new cases and 3 new deaths occurred outside of Hubei province in China on February 15, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China.

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February 15:



  • Report from Hubei province for February 15:

    • 1,843 new cases (of which 888 clinically diagnosed)
    • 139 new deaths
    • 56,249 cumulative total cases
    • 39,447 currently hospitalized, of which:
      - 29,051 (73.6%) in mild condition
      - 8,439 (21.4%) serious
      - 1,957 (5.0%) critical
    • 849 new hospital discharges
    • 183,183 close contacts have been tracked
  • 1 new case in France.
  • 1 new case in Malaysia is a 83-year-old US Citizen who arrived in Malaysia from the Westerdam cruise ship docked in Cambodia. The ship had been stranded at sea for two weeks after being turned away from five places – the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, Guam and Thailand.
  • 5 new cases in Singapore.
  • 1 new case in Japan: the wife of an infected man who had traveled to Hawaii
  • 1 death in France. First death in Europe and outside of Asia: a 80 year-old Chinese tourist.
  • 8 new cases in Japan confirmed in Tokyo, where city officials have examined more than 100 close contacts of the taxi drivers.
  • 67 new cases on the cruise ship in Japan.
  • 1 new case in Thailand: a 35-year-old Thai woman, medical personnel, who got infected from a patient.
  • 2 new cases in Malaysia: a 27-year-old Chinese man and a 32-year-old woman, both with recent travel history to China.
  • 3 new cases in Japan in the Saiseikai Arida Hospital in Yuasa. "Possibility of hospital infection" according to the governor of Wakayama Prefecture.
  • 193 new cases and 3 new deaths, occurring outside of Hubei province in China on February 14, have been reported by the National Health Commission of China.

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February 14:


  • Report from Hubei province for February 14:

    • 2,420 new cases (including 1,138 clinically diagnosed)
    • 139 new deaths (including 34 clinically diagnosed)
    • 54,406 cumulative total cases (including 16,522 clinically diagnosed)
    • 38,107 currently hospitalized, of which:
      - 27,955 (73.4%) in mild condition
      - 8,276 (21.7%) serious
      - 1,876 (4.9%) critical
    • 912 new hospital discharges
    • 176,148 close contacts have been tracked

  • 1 new case in Canada (B.C.)
  • First case in Egypt, and first in Africa: a foreigner who had been put into isolation in a hospital.
  • 4 new cases in Japan:

    • a Japanese man in his 50s living in Hokkaido and with no history of traveling abroad. The man had fever and cough on Jan. 31, visited three medical institutions before confirming the infection, and has developed severe symptoms for which he is now being treated in an intensive care unit.
    • a man in his 60s who initially had a cold on Feb. 3, followed by a fever of 39° C. on Feb. 8, and then pneumonia on Feb. 10. He had traveled to Hawaii from Jan. 28 to Feb. 7.
    • a person from the Jan. 31, charter flight (third in a series) from Wuhan.
    • a 30-year-old man working in the local government who had transported patients from the cruise ship.
  • 9 new case in Singapore (6 linked to Grace Assembly church). With two patients discharged today, 17 people have now fully recovered from the disease.
  • 2 new cases in Japan. Both are connected to the previously confirmed case of a taxi driver. One had attended a Taxi Union New Year's party with 80 participants, including the infected taxi driver.
  • 3 new cases in Hong Kong. 1 case had attended a family gathering of twenty-nine at a restaurant in North Point on January 26, which resulted in a total of 8 cases so far, with at least 2 additional people pending test results.
  • 2 new cases in Japan.
  • The National Health Commission of China, in its February 14 official report, deducted 108 previously reported deaths and 1,043 previously reported cases from the total in Hubei Province due to "repeated statistics." We have updated the daily (Feb. 12 and Feb. 13) and cumulative totals accordingly.
  • Report from Hubei province for February 13:

    • 4,823 new cases (including 3,095 clinically diagnosed)
    • 116 new deaths (including 8 clinically diagnosed).
    • 51,986 cumulative total cases (including 15,384 clinically diagnosed)
    • 36,719 currently hospitalized, of which:
      - 27,081 (73.8%) in mild condition
      - 7,953 (21.7%) serious
      - 1,685 (4.6%) critical
    • 690 new hospital discharges (including 214 clinically diagnosed)
    • 166,818 close contacts have been tracked
    • 77,685 people are undergoing medical observation

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February 13:

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February 12:


  • Report from Hubei for Feb. 12: 14,840 new cases and 242 new deaths. [original document]

    • Surge in number of cases and deaths is due for the most part to the adoption of a new diagnosis classification.
    • In conformity with other provinces, starting with Feb. 12 counts, Hubei Province will include the number of clinically diagnosed cases into the number of confirmed cases.
    • Of the 14,840 cases added, 13,332 are due to the new classification while 1,508 are new cases.
    • There were 242 new deaths (including 135 clinically diagnosed cases).
  • 1 new case in the UK (a Chinese national). First case in London.
  • 1 new case in Hong Kong and 1 recovered.
  • 3 new cases in Singapore
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    February 6:

    • 2 new cases in Canada (British Columbia): a man and a woman in their 30s. The man displayed only mild symptoms. Health officials said that young healthy people can have very mild symptoms that may manifest as a cold.
    • 1 new case in Italy: a 29-year-old Italian national repatriated from Wuhan with other 55 Italians. First case of coronavirus in an Italian national (the other two were Chinese tourists visiting Italy).
    • Death of Dr Li, the Chinese doctor who warned others to protect themselves, before being summoned and investigated by Chinese authorities for "making false comments" and "spreading rumors" denying the official story that only those who came into contact with infected animals could catch the virus.
    • 1 new case in England: a British national who contracted the virus from an Asian country other than China.
    • 1 new case in Germany (in Bavaria, bringing the total there to 11): the wife of an employee of the company from the district of Starnberg. Two of the couple's children also tested positive for the coronavirus.
    • 1 new case in Australia, a 37-year-old Chinese woman part of the tourist group that was placed in quarantine. This is the 5th case in Queensland. 4 other cases have been confirmed in Victoria, 4 in NSW and 2 in South Australia to date.

    February 5:

    February 4:

    • Japan has confirmed at least 10 cases of coronavirus from a cruise ship in the port of Yokohama near Tokyo. A 80-year-old Hong Kong man on the ship, who tested positive for the virus, infected a number of other people. Earlier on the day, Japanese authorities had quarantined some 3,700 passengers in an attempt to contain the virus from causing an outbreak.
    • 1 new case in Canada (second one in metro Vancouver): a woman in her 50s who had been hosting relatives from the Wuhan area
    • Four-year-old in Malaysia is the first case in the country to have recovered after being infected by the coronavirus.

    China's National Health Commission (NHC) says that:

    • about 80% of those who died were over the age of 60.
    • 75% had pre-existing conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
    Other cases include:

    Timeline:

    • On February 3, two new cases were reported in Germany, one is the children of a family already infected with the virus.
    • On February 2, doctors in Thailand said they discovered medical treatment that cured a patient of coronavirus ‘in 48 Hours’
    • On February 2, a death in the Philippines marked the first death occurring outside of China. It was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan who was admitted to the hospital on Jan. 25 with fever, cough, and sore throat, developed severe pneumonia but in the last few days “was stable and showed signs of improvement; however, the condition of the patient deteriorated within his last 24 hours resulting in his demise." reported the Philippine Department of Health.
    • On February 2, China shut down another major city as it closed roads and restricted the movement of residents in Wenzhou, a city with a population of 9 million that is located 800 km away from Wuhan, in Hubei province. The Zhejiang province, where Wenzhou is located, has the highest number of confirmed cases outside the Hubei province.
    • On February 1, the 8th case in the United States was reported (a male in his 20s, in Boston, MA).
    • On January 31, the first 2 novel coronavirus cases in the UK, [18] the first 2 cases in Russia, [20] and the first case in Sweden and in Spain were reported. Canada reported its 4th case.
    • On Jan. 31, the United States
      • declared Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency
      • issued 14 days quarantine rules for US citizens entering the US from China (mandatory if entering from the Hubei province).
      • issued an order to deny entry to foreigners who have traveled to China within the past two weeks.
    • On January 30, the novel coronavirus total case count surpassed that for SARS (which affected 8,096 people worldwide).
    • On January 30, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a Global Public Health Emergency.
    • On January 30 CDC confirmed the first US case of human to human transmission[17].
    • Germany, Japan, Vietnam and the United States have reported cases in patients who didn't personally visit China, but contracted the virus from someone else who had visited Wuhan, China[15]. These cases of human to human transmission are the most worrisome, according to the WHO[16].
    • Wuhan (the city where the virus originated) is the largest city in Central China, with a population of over 11 million people. The city, on January 23, shut down transport links. Following Wuhan lock down, the city of Huanggang was also placed in quarantine, and the city of Ezhou closed its train stations. This means than 18 million people have been placed in isolation. The World Health Organization (WHO) said cutting off a city as large as Wuhan is "unprecedented in public health history."[12] and praised China for its incredible commitment to isolate the virus and minimize the spread to other countries.

    How dangerous is the virus?

    There are three parameters to understand in order to assess the magnitude of the risk posed by this novel coronavirus:

    How contagious is the Wuhan Coronavirus? (Ro)

    The attack rate or transmissibility (how rapidly the disease spreads) of a virus is indicated by its reproductive number (Ro, pronounced R-nought or r-zero), which represents the average number of people to which a single infected person will transmit the virus.

    WHO's estimated (on Jan. 23) Ro to be between 1.4 and 2.5. [13]

    Other studies have estimated a Ro between 3.6 and 4.0, and between 2.24 to 3.58. [23].

    Preliminary studies had estimated Ro to be between 1.5 and 3.5. [5][6][7]

    An outbreak with a reproductive number of below 1 will gradually disappear.

    For comparison, the Ro for the common flu is 1.3 and for SARS it was 2.0.

    Fatality Rate (case fatality ratio or CFR) of the Wuhan Coronavirus

    See full details: Wuhan Coronavirus Fatality Rate

    The novel coronavirus' case fatality rate has been estimated at around 2%, in the WHO press conference held on January 29, 2020 [16] . However, it noted that, without knowing how many were infected, it was too early to be able to put a percentage on the mortality rate figure.

    A prior estimate [9] had put that number at 3%.

    Fatality rate can change as a virus can mutate, according to epidemiologists.

    For comparison, the case fatality rate for SARS was 10%, and for MERS 34%.

    Incubation Period (how long it takes for symptoms to appear)

    See full details: COVID-19 Coronavirus Incubation Period

    Symptoms of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 (estimated ranges vary from 2-10 days, 2-14 days, and 10-14 days, see details), during which the virus is contagious but the patient does not display any symptom (asymptomatic transmission).

    Age and conditions of Coronavirus cases

    See latest findings: Age, Sex, Demographics of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

    According to China's National Health Commission (NHC), about 80% of those who died were over the age of 60 and 75% of them had pre-existing health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.[24]

    According to the WHO Situation Report no. 7 issued on Jan. 27:

    • The median age of cases detected outside of China is 45 years, ranging from 2 to 74 years.
    • 71% of cases were male.

    A study of 138 hospitalized patients with NCIP found that the median age was 56 years (interquartile range, 42-68; range, 22-92 years) and 75 (54.3%) were men.[25]

    The WHO, in its Myth busters FAQs, addresses the question: "Does the new coronavirus affect older people, or are younger people also susceptible?" by answering that:

    • People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
    • Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

    Patient who died in the Philippines was a 44-year old male

    The patient who died in the Philippines on February 2, in what was the first death occurring outside of China, was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan who was admitted on Jan. 25 after experiencing fever, cough, and sore throat, before developing severe pneumonia. In the last few days, “the patient was stable and showed signs of improvement, however, the condition of the patient deteriorated within his last 24 hours resulting in his demise." according to the Philippine Department of Health.

    Serious Cases of 30 year old patients in France

    As of Jan. 29, according to French authorities, the conditions of the two earliest Paris cases had worsened and the patients were being treated in intensive care, according to French authorities. The patients have been described as a young couple aged 30 and 31 years old, both Chinese citizens from Wuhan who were asymptomatic when they arrived in Paris on January 18 [19].

    Age and Sex of the first deaths as reported by the China National Health Commission (NHC)

    The NHC reported the details of the first 17 deaths up to 24 pm on January 22, 2020. The deaths included 13 males and 4 females. The median age of the deaths was 75 (range 48-89) years.[21]

    WHO Risk Assessment: Global Emergency

    See full details: WHO coronavirus updates

    On January 30, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a Global Public Health Emergency.

    For more information from the WHO regarding novel coronavirus: WHO page on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Comparisons:

    • Every year an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 people die in the world due to complications from seasonal influenza (flu) viruses. This figure corresponds to 795 to 1,781 deaths per day due to the seasonal flu.
    • SARS (November 2002 to July 2003): was a coronavirus that originated from Beijing, China, spread to 29 countries, and resulted in 8,096 people infected with 774 deaths (fatality rate of 9.6%). Considering that SARS ended up infecting 5,237 people in mainland China, Wuhan Coronavirus surpassed SARS on January 29, 2020, when Chinese officials confirmed 5,974 cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). One day later, on January 30, 2020 the novel coronavirus cases surpassed even the 8,096 cases worldwide which were the final SARS count in 2003.
    • MERS (in 2012) killed 858 people out of the 2,494 infected (fatality rate of 34.4%).

    Novel Coronavirus Worldometer Sections:

    More info

    Sources

    1. Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation reports - World Health Organization (WHO)
    2. 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the U.S. -. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    3. Outbreak Notification - National Health Commission (NHC) of the People’s Republic of China
    4. Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - Australian Government Department of Health
    5. Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV: early estimation of epidemiological parameters and epidemic prediction - Jonathan M. Read et al, Jan. 23,2020.
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