As of 11:00am HNT, Feb 08, 2020 there have been 724 deaths reported and more than 34,872 cases of infection worldwide
China’s Health authorities in Hubei province – epicentre of the novel coronavirus epidemic – reported on Saturday 81 new deaths attributable to the contagion and 2,841 newly confirmed cases.
Vietnam records 13th Coronavirus infection case in Vinh Phuc Province
This brings the totals announced by the province’s health commission to 699 and 24,953, respectively, as of Friday. SCMP reports.
The day before, officials in Hubei reported 69 fatalities and 2,447 newly confirmed cases.
Of the new cases announced on Saturday, 1,985 were confirmed in Hubei’s capital of Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated at a seafood and meat market.
Coronavirus updates for Feb 08, 2020.
According to SCMP, as of 11:00am HNT, Feb 08, 2020 there have been 724 deaths reported and more than 34,872 cases of infection worldwide.
As the Chinese government scrambles to contain the outbreak, the contagion has spread to at least 24 other countries, sickening more than 270 outside China. One has died of the virus in the Philippines.
The Ministry of Health announced in February 7 evening that Vietnam has recorded the 13th case tested positive for the novel coronavirus (nCoV). Vietnam News Agency reports.
The 29-year-old woman in Vietnam’s northern province of Vinh Phuc is one of the eight workers returning from China’s Wuhan city on the same flight with five others who have been confirmed of contracting the acute respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, the ministry said, adding she is one of the remaining three who show no symptoms of the disease and have been isolated.
She is now being isolated and still in stable health conditions with no fever or cough. Her sample was taken on February 3.
This brings the number of the coronavirus-positive cases in Vinh Phuc province to eight./.
By Cissy Zhou @ SMCP/ VNA/ Vietnam Insider