The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting 28 countries and territories around the world. The number of deaths on Monday was 108 – the highest in a single day since the outbreak began.
In Hong Kong, a building’s piping system is being investigated as a potential cause of airborne transmission via feces after the 42nd case, who lives 10 stories below the 12th confirmed case, was confirmed on February 10.
Some of the vents might not have been properly blocked, allowing the virus to be transported to other flats. Still unsure about the exact route of transmission, it could be the usual droplet transmission but there is the environmental factor but authorities have evacuated the building.
43,104 cases confirmed globally. Some 2,478 new cases of infection were confirmed, bringing the total to 42,638 in mainland China.
1,018 people have died so far from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as of February 11, 2020.
Of the most recent deaths, 103 were in the province of Hubei, including 67 in the provincial capital of Wuhan. The virus is thought to have originated there in a seafood market that sold wild animals as well.
Nearly 20,000 medical personnel from around the country had already been sent to Wuhan, and more medical teams were also on the way.