New Cases of Coronavirus Registered in South Korea

Daniel Fowler
February 21, 2020

The death toll in China from the coronavirus epidemic rose to 2,236 today (Feb 21) after 118 more people died, a lot of them in the hard-hit epicentre province of Hubei, the government said.

He said that the virus had been imported into prisons and that there were no deaths among infected prisoners, The South China Morning Post reported.

After the city's borders were closed on January 23 and all incoming and outgoing flights canceled, other nearby cities in Hubei province also implemented their own policies restricting the movement of people.

"The data shows that the overall epidemic situation is developing toward a positive prospect nationwide, and the trend of the outbreak is under control", said Zeng, adding that some regions at the municipal and provincial levels had no new confirmed cases reported.

Eleven Americans who were evacuated from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have tested definitively for coronavirus, bringing the case count in this country to 26, USA health officials reported late Thursday.

Two Australians evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, meanwhile, tested positive for coronavirus on their return home despite being cleared in Japan.

There are now 74,675 cases of the coronavirus in China, Tedros said, including 2,121 deaths in the country.

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An outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province, last December, and has since spread to more than 25 countries worldwide.

It started with a 61-year-old woman who developed a fever on February 10 but attended at least four church services before being diagnosed.

Two former passengers, both Japanese and in their 80s, died in Japan on Thursday. Peng Yinjua, a respiratory doctor, died on Thursday. Two passengers who were aboard the vessel and tested positive for the virus, have since died.

He also said an global team is working in China to investigate the virus and government's measures.

Another 34 cases have been found at a prison in eastern Zhejiang province, leading to the ouster of its director and another official.

They have since been transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, which has a biocontainment unit and is specially designated to treat highly infectious diseases, CNN reported.

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