New virus kills over 700, infects over 34,000 globally

Published February 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Merlina Hernando-Malipot

The new virus that continues to spark fear to people across the globe has killed over 700 and infected over 34,000 other globally, according to data of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Based on the WHO Health Emergency Dashboard on novel coronavirus as of February 8, 2020, there are 34,822 confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in 25 countries with 724 reported deaths. In China, where the deadly virus originated, WHO said there are 34,598 confirmed cases of the 2019-nCoV.

Aside from China, other countries with confirmed 2019-nCoV cases are:

Singapore: 33

Thailand: 32

Japan: 25

Republic of Korea: 24

Australia: 15

Malaysia: 15

Germany: 14

Viet Nam: 13

USA: 12

Canada: 7

UAE: 7 Cases

France: 6 Cases

India: 3 Cases

Italy: 3 Cases

Philippines: 3 Cases

United Kingdom: 3 Cases

Russian Federation: 2 Cases

Cambodia: 1 Case

Finland: 1 Case

Nepal: 1 Case

Sri Lanka: 1 Case

Spain: 1 Case

Sweden: 1 Case

Belgium: 1 Case

Based on the 2019-nCoV tracker of DOH as of February 8, there are 264 persons under investigation (PUI) in the Philippines for possible 2019-nCoV. Among these are Chinese nationals from Wuhan, China – a 38-year-old Chinese woman who is reportedly recovering; a 44-year-old Chinese man who died due to the virus; and a 60-year-old Chinese female who already left the country.