The number of confirmed cases of the new corona virus symptoms in the United States has risen to five, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Yesterday (Sunday).
The five patients — all are who’d traveled recently to Wuhan, China — are in isolation ward at hospitals. Three cases were confirmed yesterday : one in Maricopa County, Arizona; one in Los Angeles County, California; and one in Orange County, California.
Two others were previously reported: one in Everett, Washington, and another in Chicago. All of the patients will be evaluated case by case before they’re going to release.
Meantime, the number of suspected cases in the United States has been growing rapidly.
So far, about 100 samples from 26 states have been sent to the CDC for testing. Five have tested positive and 25 have tested negative; the rest are pending.
The death toll from Chain’s corona virus outbreaked jumped to 41 as the Lunar New year got off to a gloomy start on Saturday. Australia on Saturday confirmed its first four cases, Malaysia confirmed three and France reported Europe’s first case on Friday, as health authorities around the world scrambled to prevent a pandemic.
the central Chines city that is the epicenter of the outbreak, the Wall Street Journal reported. China’s President Xi jinping, saying the country is facing a grave situation, held a politburo meeting on measures to fight the outbreak, state television reported on saturday. The death toll in China has risen to 41, authorities reported on Saturday, from 26 a day earlier.
Vehicles carrying emergency supplies and medical staff for Wuhan would be expected from tolls and given traffic priorities China’s transportation Ministry said on Saturday. Wuhan said it would ban-essential vehicles from its downtown starting Sunday, further paralyzing a city of 11 million that has been virtual lock-down since Thursday, with nearly all flight cancelled and check points blocking the main roads leading out of town.