Saturday, February 8, 2020

Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak Update for Saturday, Feb. 8

By Timothy Gamble 

2-8-2020 - The official death toll from the Wuhan Coronavirus has risen to 725 (all but 2 in mainland China), with over 34,500 officially confirmed cases. The reality is much worse in China. According to most epidemiology experts, China is severely under-reporting the true extent of the outbreak. Testimony of medical personnel in China, as well as photos and videos, continue to leak out and confirm a much worse situation than the Chinese government is admitting. 

The first American citizen has died from the virus in China. The name of the 60-year-old, who died in Wuhan according to Chinese authorities, has not yet been released pending notification of relatives. 

China has begun the mass arrests of people suspected of being infected by the coronavirus. Those arrested are being taken to special camps for monitoring. Videos have surfaced of  Chinese officials in haz-mat suits and facemasks going door-to-door and forcibly taking people from their homes. A full article and video can be found on the Daily Mail website.

In the United States, there are 12 confirmed cases in six states, with no deaths. Tests results are still pending on dozens of other patients.

Worldwide Death Toll: 725 (723 in China, 1 in Hong Kong, 1 in the Philippines)
Confirmed Cases in US: 12
States with Confirmed Cases: Washington (1), Illinois (2), Arizona (1), California (6), 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 CSSEWHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC, and DXY.

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