By Timothy Gamble
2-13-2020 - (article updated at 8:32 AM) The most recent set of updates on the Wuhan Coronavirus shows a jaw-dropping surge in both new cases and deaths - about 15,000 new cases and 252 new deaths. The official numbers are now 60,349 confirmed cases and 1,370 deaths. Both numbers represent by far the largest one day increases since the start of the outbreak. Most of the new confirmed cases and all the new deaths occured in China.
More infromation on the possible orgins of this coronavirus points to it being an excapee from a Chinese biowarfare lab in Wuhan. See the article Sudden Militarization Of Wuhan's P4 Lab Raises New Questions About The Origin Of The Deadly Covid-19 Virus on the Zero Hedge website.
(Update) Japan has announced its first death from the cornavirus - an elderly woman in her 80's in Kanagawa Prefecture. (see article in The Japan News)
A new US case of the crornavirus is now confirmed in Califronia. This is the 14th confirmed US case.
Worldwide Death Toll: 1,370 (1,367 in mainland China, 1 in Hong Kong, 1 in the Philippines, 1 in Japan)
Confirmed Cases in US: 13
States with Confirmed Cases: Washington (1), Illinois (2), Arizona (1), California (8), Massachusetts (1), Wisconsin (1)
Countries with Confirmed Cases: China, Hong Kong, United States, Canada, Thailand,
Singapore, Taiwan, Macau, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam, Japan,
South Korea, France, Germany, Australia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Italy, Finland, United Arab Emirates, India, Russia, Sweden, Spain, Belgium, the UK, and the Philippines.
Data sources: Johns Hopkins CSSE, WHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC, and DXY.
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