Coronavirus outbreak: latest developments

NEW DELHI/BEIJING: The number of confirmed deaths by China increased to 425, after authorities in the province reported on Tuesday 64 new deaths.

Here are the latest developments:

5 in the field of Manesar develop symptoms, sent to the Army Hospital in Delhi

Five of the evacuees brought from Wuhan in China and held in a quarantine center in Manesar were taken to the Army Base Hospital in Delhi after showing symptoms of cough and cold.

Authorities said the five were taken to the hospital as a precaution since coronavirus infection had not yet been confirmed in any of them. “Samples of the five were sent for various tests to AIIMS. We have received the test result from a person and it is negative. The results of the other four are expected, ”they said.

Three cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in India and all are from Kerala.


Hong Kong reports first death of coronavirus patient

Hong Kong became the second place outside mainland China on Tuesday to report the death of a coronavirus patient, as movement restrictions were imposed in two cities farther from the epicenter, including Alibaba's house.

The death of the 39-year-old man in Hong Kong came when the semi-autonomous city closed all land crossings except two with mainland China to stop the spread of the virus.

On Sunday, the Philippines reported the death of a Chinese man who had come from Wuhan, the central city at the epicenter of China's health emergency. 3

Japan quarantines 3,700 on a cruise for a new coronavirus

Japan has quarantined a cruise ship carrying 3,711 people and on Tuesday it was testing on board the new coronavirus after a former passenger was diagnosed with the disease in Hong Kong.

Eight people on the ship, which arrived in Yokohama Bay on Monday, have symptoms such as fever, government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said.


China admits 'deficiencies' in viral response

China's senior management admitted deficiencies and difficulties in its response to the coronavirus outbreak, as state media said a new hospital built at a dizzying pace began receiving patients at the epicenter of the crisis.

Sixty-four new deaths were confirmed on Tuesday, beating Monday's record of recording the largest new daily increase since the virus was detected late last year in the central city of Wuhan.

The death toll in China was 425, surpassing the 349 deaths on the continent by the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) of 2002-03, which killed almost 800 worldwide. 5

China moves patients with viruses to new facilities

With more than 20,000 cases reported, China has begun moving patients suffering from the new deadly virus to rapidly constructed or adapted facilities, although the degree of medical isolation between them seems to vary widely.

The first 50 patients were transferred to Huoshenshan Hospital on Tuesday, a prefabricated structure on the outskirts of Wuhan City, the epicenter of the outbreak. The images above seemed to show the facilities of 1,000 beds Equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment, which includes negative pressure isolation rooms to prevent the virus from breaking the air seal. A second hospital, Leishenshan, will be ready soon and will add another 1,600 beds.

Elsewhere in Wuhan, authorities are turning a gymnasium, exhibition hall and cultural center into hospitals with a total of 3,400 beds to treat patients with mild symptoms of the virus. The television images of these facilities showed beds placed in narrow rows in large rooms with no dividers between them. 6

The United States defends the ban on Chinese travelers, more evacuations are planned

The United States said Monday that China's ban on travelers destined to contain the deadly coronavirus outbreak was based on the best science, adding that there would be more evacuations of Americans.

It occurred when the number of confirmed cases in the USA. UU. It increased to 11, including the second confirmed transmission from person to person within the country, which involves a patient in California.

China accused the United States of spreading panic by prohibiting the entry of foreign citizens who had traveled to the country during the past two weeks and by announcing quarantine measures for US citizens. 7

Less deadly than SARS?

Chinese data suggests that the virus is less deadly than the 2002-03 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed nearly 800 of the 8,000 people it infected, although it seems to spread much faster.