Global & Disaster Medicine

2019 nCoV: January 30, 2020 – Morning Update

EPI UPDATES According to China’s National Health Commission there are 7,711 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV in China, with 170 deaths, 170 discharges, 12,167 suspected cases, and 81,947 contacts currently under medical observation. China CDC is reporting cases in 31 of the 33 national provinces. Outside of China, there are 68 confirmed cases in 17 countries. WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tweeted that local human to human transmission of the virus has been reported in Vietnam, Japan, and Germany.

India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare confirmed the country’s first case, a student in Kerala who had recently returned from studying in Wuhan. The Philippines confirmed its first case, a 38-year-old woman who recently traveled to Wuhan.


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