Updates – Coronavirus in China

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Hubei province in China has corrected its Feb. 20 previously reported numbers to include 220 additional new cases reported “on a hand-written card” by the prison department during the night. The total is being revised from 62,442 to 62,662 cases.

20 February 2020

60 new cases and 6 new deaths occurred outside of Hubei province in China on February 19, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China.

 19 February 2020

3 new case in Hong Kong:
  • the mother in law of a previously reported case.
  • a 68-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman couple with underlying illnesses.
1 new death in Hong Kong: a 70-year-old man with underlying health issues (diabetes, hypertension, and kidney problems). He had taken a day trip to mainland China on January 22, then fallen ill on February 2, with his conditions becoming critical on February 14, when his case was confirmed

18 February 2020

Report from Hubei province for February 18:
  • 1,693 new cases
  • 132 new deaths
1 new death in Wuhan is that of Dr. Liu Zhiming, Director of the Wuchang Hospital. “Unfortunately he became infected and passed away at 10:54 Tuesday morning at the age of 51 after all-out efforts to save him failed” reported the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. A medical colleague said that the chief doctor was in good health and did not expect to die from COVID-19.  2 new case in Hong Kong:
  • a 32-year-old Filipino woman who is the domestic helper of a previously confirmed case.
  • a 58-year-old man with good past health who developed fever and chills since February 11, and cough since February 15.

17 February 2020

Report from Hubei province for February 17:
  • 1,807 new cases
  • 93 new deaths
115 new cases and 5 new deaths occurred outside of Hubei province in China on February 16, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China.