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Wuhan COVID-19 Outbreak: 69290 cases, 1671 death – Live Updates

Coronavirus PrankLast updated: February 16, 2020, 21:10 GMT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases: 69,290 of which 8,043 in critical condition. Deaths: 1,671. Recovered: 9,883

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting 29 countries and territories around the world.

According to WHO, COVID-19 is the name officially given to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

A novel strain of coronavirus which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan have new cases of infections being reported daily around the world. The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is affecting several countries and territories around the world. Dates below are based on GMT+0.

Here is a quick breakdown of the Wuhan Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases globally:

  • 69,290 cases confirmed globally with 68,509 of these cases confirmed in mainland China.
  • Dr. Li Wenliang, the doctor who was first to spot the virus and tried to warn about the virus has died on Friday February 7, 2020. He died after contracting the virus while treating patients in Wuhan. His death has sparked widespread public anger and grief in China.
  • 1,671 people have died so far from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • The virus has now been confirmed in 29 countries and territories outside of China
  • China is now classified as a “Very High” risk country for Coronavirus.
  • The threat of the virus has also been established as a “High” risk at regional and global level.
  • 9,883 patients of the virus have been reported as having recovered fully.
  •  The bulk of China’s new cases and deaths are reported after 22:00 GMT (5:00 PM ET) for Hubei (lately with delays of up to 2 hours), and after 00:00 GMT (7:00 PM ET) for the rest of China (lately with delays of up to 9 hours).


  • 57,736 currently affected, 11,298 (20%) cases classified as ‘severe’, 46,438 (80%) in mild condition


  • 11,554 total cases, 9,883 (86%) patients discharged or recovered, 1,671 deaths (14%)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Incubation Period: The incubation period (time from exposure to the development of symptoms) of the virus is estimated to be between 2 and 14 days.

  • 2-14 days represents the estimated range at the moment for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
  • Period can vary greatly among patients.
  • Mean incubation period observed in a study: 5.2 days.
  • Mean incubation period in travelers from Wuhan6.4 days (range from 2.1 to 11.1 days)

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NOTE: China’s NHS, on Feb. 14, deducted 1,043 cases and 108 deaths to correct a previous mistake in “repeated statistics.”

Highlighted in green = all cases have recovered from the infection.
Highlighted in blue= all cases have had an outcome (there are no active cases).

Timelines: Last updated: February 16, 2020, 21:10 GMT

February 16 (GMT):

  • 1 new case in the United Arab Emirates.
  • 3 new cases in Singapore: a family member of a previously confirmed case and 2 persons linked to the Grace Assembly of God church, including a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) serviceman.
  • 1 new death in Taiwan: a 61-year-old man with no travel history abroad but – as a taxi driver – serving clients from Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, who had underlying conditions (diabetes and hepatitis B).
  • 2 new cases in Taiwan.
  • 6 new cases in Japan.
  • 1 new case in Hong Kong: 54-year-old man with no travel history and no known contacts with confirmed cases.
  • 70 new cases onboard the cruise ship in Japan. Nearly 1 out of 10 passengers and crew (9.6%) have tested positive to the virus so far (355 cases out of 3,711 passengers and crew).
  • 1 new case in South Korea: a 82-year-old South Korean man in Seoul, with no travel history to China.
  • 166 new cases and 3 new deaths occurred outside of Hubei province in China on February 15, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China.

February 15:

  • Report from Hubei province for February 15:
    • 1,843 new cases (of which 888 clinically diagnosed)
    • 139 new deaths
    • 56,249 cumulative total cases
    • 39,447 currently hospitalized, of which:
      – 29,051 (73.6%) in mild condition
      – 8,439 (21.4%) serious
      – 1,957 (5.0%) critical
    • 849 new hospital discharges
    • 183,183 close contacts have been tracked
  • 1 new case in France.
  • 1 new case in Malaysia is a 83-year-old US Citizen who arrived in Malaysia from the Westerdam cruise ship docked in Cambodia. The ship had been stranded at sea for two weeks after being turned away from five places – the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, Guam and Thailand.
  • 5 new cases in Singapore.
  • 1 new case in Japan: the wife of an infected man who had traveled to Hawaii
  •  1 death in France. First death in Europe and outside of Asia: a 80 year-old Chinese tourist.
  • 8 new cases in Japan confirmed in Tokyo, where city officials have examined more than 100 close contacts of the taxi drivers.
  • 67 new cases on the cruise ship in Japan.
  • 1 new case in Thailand: a 35-year-old Thai woman, medical personnel, who got infected from a patient.
  • 2 new cases in Malaysia: a 27-year-old Chinese man and a 32-year-old woman, both with recent travel history to China.
  • 3 new cases in Japan in the Saiseikai Arida Hospital in Yuasa. “Possibility of hospital infection” according to the governor of Wakayama Prefecture.
  • 193 new cases and 3 new deaths, occurring outside of Hubei province in China on February 14, have been reported by the National Health Commission of China.

February 14:

  • 1 new case in Canada (B.C.)
  •  First case in Egypt, and first in Africa: a foreigner who had been put into isolation in a hospital.
  • 4 new cases in Japan:
    • a Japanese man in his 50s living in Hokkaido and with no history of traveling abroad. The man had fever and cough on Jan. 31, visited three medical institutions before confirming the infection, and has developed severe symptoms for which he is now being treated in an intensive care unit.
    • a man in his 60s who initially had a cold on Feb. 3, followed by a fever of 39° C. on Feb. 8, and then pneumonia on Feb. 10. He had traveled to Hawaii from Jan. 28 to Feb. 7.
    • a person from the Jan. 31, charter flight (third in a series) from Wuhan.
    • a 30-year-old man working in the local government who had transported patients from the cruise ship.
  • 9 new case in Singapore (6 linked to Grace Assembly church). With two patients discharged today, 17 people have now fully recovered from the disease.
  • 2 new cases in Japan. Both are connected to the previously confirmed case of a taxi driver. One had attended a Taxi Union New Year’s party with 80 participants, including the infected taxi driver.
  • 3 new cases in Hong Kong. 1 case had attended a family gathering of twenty-nine at a restaurant in North Point on January 26, which resulted in a total of 8 cases so far, with at least 2 additional people pending test results.
  • 2 new cases in Japan.
  •  The National Health Commission of China, in its February 14 official reportdeducted 108 previously reported deaths and 1,043 previously reported cases from the total in Hubei Province due to “repeated statistics.” We have updated the daily (Feb. 12 and Feb. 13) and cumulative totals accordingly.
  • Report from Hubei province for February 13:
    • 4,823 new cases (including 3,095 clinically diagnosed)
    • 116 new deaths (including 8 clinically diagnosed).
    • 51,986 cumulative total cases (including 15,384 clinically diagnosed)
    • 36,719 currently hospitalized, of which:
      – 27,081 (73.8%) in mild condition
      – 7,953 (21.7%) serious
      – 1,685 (4.6%) critical
    • 690 new hospital discharges (including 214 clinically diagnosed)
    • 166,818 close contacts have been tracked
    • 77,685 people are undergoing medical observation

February 13:

February 12:

  • Report from Hubei for Feb. 12: 14,840 new cases and 242 new deaths. [original document]
    • Surge in number of cases and deaths is due for the most part to the adoption of a new diagnosis classification.
    • In conformity with other provinces, starting with Feb. 12 counts, Hubei Province will include the number of clinically diagnosed cases into the number of confirmed cases.
    • Of the 14,840 cases added, 13,332 are due to the new classification while 1,508 are new cases.
    • There were 242 new deaths (including 135 clinically diagnosed cases).
  • 1 new case in the UK (a Chinese national). First case in London.
  • 1 new case in Hong Kong and 1 recovered.
  • 3 new cases in Singapore

February 11:

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February 8:

February 7:

February 6:

  • 2 new cases in Canada (British Columbia): a man and a woman in their 30s. The man displayed only mild symptoms. Health officials said that young healthy people can have very mild symptoms that may manifest as a cold.
  • 1 new case in Italy: a 29-year-old Italian national repatriated from Wuhan with other 55 Italians. First case of coronavirus in an Italian national (the other two were Chinese tourists visiting Italy).
  •  Death of Dr Li, the Chinese doctor who warned others to protect themselves, before being summoned and investigated by Chinese authorities for “making false comments” and “spreading rumors” denying the official story that only those who came into contact with infected animals could catch the virus.
  • 1 new case in England: a British national who contracted the virus from an Asian country other than China.
  • 1 new case in Germany (in Bavaria, bringing the total there to 11): the wife of an employee of the company from the district of Starnberg. Two of the couple’s children also tested positive to the coronavirus.
  • 1 new case in Australia, a 37-year-old Chinese woman part of the tourist group that was placed in quarantine. This is the 5th case in Queensland. 4 other cases have been confirmed in Victoria, 4 in NSW and 2 in South Australia to date.

February 5:

February 4:

  • Japan has confirmed at least 10 cases of coronavirus from a cruise ship in the port of Yokohama near Tokyo. A 80-year-old Hong Kong man on the ship, who tested positive to the virus, infected a number of other people. Earlier on the day, Japanese authorities had quarantined some 3,700 passengers in an attempt to contain the virus from causing an outbreak.
  • 1 new case in Canada (second one in metro Vancouver): a woman in her 50s who had been hosting relatives from the Wuhan area
  • Four-year-old in Malaysia is the first case in the country to have recovered after being infected by the coronavirus.

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) says that:

  • about 80% of those who died were over the age of 60.
  • 75% had pre-existing conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

Other cases include:


  • On February 3, two new cases were reported in Germany, one is the children of a family already infected with the virus.
  • On February 2, doctors in Thailand said they discovered medical treatment that cured a patient of coronavirus ‘in 48 Hours’
  • On February 2, a death in the Philippines marked the first death occurring outside of China. It was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan who was admitted to the hospital on Jan. 25 with fever, cough, and sore throat, developed severe pneumonia but in the last few days “was stable and showed signs of improvement; however, the condition of the patient deteriorated within his last 24 hours resulting in his demise.” reported the Philippine Department of Health.
  • On February 2, China shut down another major city as it closed roads and restricted the movement of residents in Wenzhou, a city with a population of 9 million that is located 800 km away from Wuhan, in Hubei province. The Zhejiang province, where Wenzhou is located, has the highest number of confirmed cases outside the Hubei province.
  • On February 1, the 8th case in the United States was reported (a male in his 20s, in Boston, MA).
  • On January 31, the first 2 novel coronavirus cases in the UK, the first 2 cases in Russia, and the first case in Sweden and in Spain were reported. Canada reported its 4th case.
  • On Jan. 31, the United States
    • declared Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency
    • issued 14 days quarantine rules for US citizens entering the US from China (mandatory if entering from the Hubei province).
    • issued an order to deny entry to foreigners who have traveled to China within the past two weeks.
  • On January 30, the novel coronavirus total case count surpassed that for SARS (which affected 8,096 people worldwide).
  • On January 30, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a Global Public Health Emergency.
  • On January 30 CDC confirmed the first US case of human to human transmission.
  • Germany, Japan, Vietnam and the United States have reported cases in patients who didn’t personally visit China, but contracted the virus from someone else who had visited Wuhan, China. These cases of human to human transmission are the most worrisome, according to the WHO.
  • Wuhan (the city where the virus originated) is the largest city in Central China, with a population of over 11 million people. The city, on January 23, shut down transport links. Following Wuhan lock down, the city of Huanggang was also placed in quarantine, and the city of Ezhou closed its train stations. This means than 18 million people have been placed in isolation. The World Health Organization (WHO) said cutting off a city as large as Wuhan is “unprecedented in public health history.” and praised China for its incredible commitment to isolate the virus and minimize the spread to other countries.


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