Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Wuhan Coronavirus Updates

By Timothy Gamble 

2-18-2020 - Dr. Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, died from the coronavirus on Tuesday, according to Chinese officials. Here is the second doctor in Wuhan known to have died from the coronavirus, the first being Dr. Li Wenliang, the doctor reprimanded by the Chinese government for talking publically about the outbreak in its early days.

Worldwide, there are 75,176 confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, officially named Covid 19, with 2,008 deaths. The vast majority of both cases and deaths are in mainland China.

According to the most recent update, 542 passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship have now tested positive for the virus. Fourteen Americans with the coronavirus were evacuated tback to the US on Monday. They are being held in quarantine. These patients bring the total number of conformed cases in the United States to 29.

Doctors in the Hubei Province of China are warning that it is possible to become re-infected with this virus. According to the doctors, the second infection is much worse than the first and is often accompanied by sudden heart attacks.

Worldwide Death Toll: 2,008 (2,003 in mainland China, 1 in Hong Kong, 1 in the Philippines, 1 in Japan, 1 in France, 1 in Taiwan)

Confirmed Cases in US: 29 (includes the 14 confirmed cruise ship cases which are now in the the US)

States with Confirmed Cases: California,  Illinois, Arizona, Massachusetts, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin

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, Egypt, the UK, and the Philippines. 

Data sources: Johns Hopkins CSSEWHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC, and DXY.

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