Global & Disaster Medicine

February 27, 2020: EPI UPDATES ON COVID-19

“….China’s National Health Commission reported 433 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29 new deaths, along with 508 suspected cases and 2,750 discharged patients were also reported. In total, 78,497 reports of confirmed cases and 2,744 deaths have been reported nationwide. CNBC Beijing Bureau Chief Eunice Yoon reported that health authorities in China’s Ningxia province identified an imported case with a travel history to Iran.

Globally, a total of 2,918 cases and 44 deaths across 37 countries have been reported to the WHO. Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted at this morning’s press conference that “[f]or the past two days, the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the rest of the world has exceeded the number of new cases in China.”


Iran reported 34 new cases yesterday, bringing the total there to 94. They have also registered 15 deaths, including 3 new ones yesterday….”

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