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Outbreak 2020: Novel Coronavirus Situation As At 28th January 2020

Novel Corona Virus

An almost real time virus dashboard of the 2019-nCoV as at 28th January 2020 – 132 dead, 110 “recovered” and 6,057 confirmed cases worldwide. Image source: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering

By the way, the full name of the Wuhan virus as stated in CDC website is Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China and the short form of it is 2019-nCoV.

As at todate, Malaysia has recorded 7 cases but without any fatality:-

Three more 2019 novel coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Malaysia, bringing the total of positive cases to seven.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement yesterday said, all seven cases involved Chinese nationals.

The three latest positive cases involved a four-year-old child being treated at the isolation ward of the Sultanah Maliha Hospital, Langkawi; a 52-year-old man being treated at the isolation ward of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baru and a woman.

The woman was initially tested negative but decided to stay in Malaysia to look after her two children who are receiving treatment at the Sungai Buloh Hospital isolation ward after they were both tested positive for the virus.


In China, the situation is even worse with fatality continued to increase and in fact had surpassed the official number of SARS cases in China:-

China said on Wednesday that 132 people had died from the virus, which is believed to have originated in the central city of Wuhan and is spreading across the country. The previous count, on Tuesday, was 106.

The number of confirmed cases increased to 5,974 on Wednesday, up from 4,515 on Tuesday, according to the National Health Commission.

Most of the confirmed cases have been in the central Chinese province of Hubei, where several cities, including Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, have been placed under what amounts to a lockdown.


To be continued…

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