– Confirmed cases: At least 1,297 in China, 19 abroad
– Deaths: 41
– Cities and provinces that have launched highest level of emergency response: Zhejiang, Guangdong, Hunan, Hubei, Anhui, Tianjin, Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Sichuan, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, Shandong, Fujian, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hebei, Jiangsu, Hainan
– Human-to-human transmission confirmed
– Health experts say the virus has the potential to mutate
France – France’s Ministry of Solidarity and Health reported Friday three confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV. The three patients, having stayed in China, are currently hospitalized in referral health establishments (ESR), one in Bordeaux and two in Paris.
Hong Kong – The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reports investigating three additional imported cases of novel coronavirus infection. This brings the total cases in Hong Kong to five.
USA – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the second infection with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States has been detected in Illinois.
Marburg Virus – Sierra Leone
Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. Eleven Egyptian rousette fruit bats tested positive for active Marburg virus infection.