A novel strain of the coronavirus (COVID-19) - a pneumonia-like respiratory illness - has come to spread rapidly across the globe ever since it first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. Yes, as of Saturday, March 7, there are five confirmed cases in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health They include individuals who live in Fulton County with at least one of them recently traveling to northern Italy and spreading the virus to another person living in the same household.
Massachusetts public health officials said Wednesday the risk of the new coronavirus striking in the state right now is small, but they're working closely with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor the rapidly evolving situation.
The CDC also announced Wednesday that another American evacuee from Wuhan, China, had been diagnosed with the coronavirus, bringing the total number of U.S. cases to 14. Although that evacuee had been quarantined at the same base as another coronavirus patient, the CDC said there is no evidence of contact between the two.
South Korea reported more recoveries from the coronavirus than new infections on Friday for the first time since its outbreak emerged live coronavirus in January, as a downward trend in daily cases raised hopes that Asia's biggest epidemic outside China may be slowing.
It also enables the unfolding situation to be compared with other recent outbreaks, including the epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) in 2003 (also caused by a coronavirus), the 2009 swine flu pandemic, and the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
26: Despite having confirmed zero cases of the novel coronavirus, San Francisco authorities declared a local emergency Tuesday as the fourth-largest California city prepares for the infection's spread within its tight-knit communities, Reuters reported.
The dashboard works by pulling in and visualizing data from official bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. , Europe, and China, as well as China's National Health Commission.