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England confirms first two cases of Wuhan coronavirus, in fifth Germany, in Thailand the number reaches 19

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The first two cases of Wuhan coronavirus in the UK are confirmed, official authorities said.

The patients are from the same family and are treated by the National Health Service in northwest England.

Patients are receiving medical care and we are using tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus, ”said Professor Chris White in a statement, adding that health officials are working to identify other people that patients may have come in contact with.

In Germany meanwhile the fifth case is confirmed.

To date, over 9 700 cases of coronavirus infection and 213 deaths in China have been reported.

Meanwhile, 11 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed so far in South Korea according to reports by the country’s health authorities.

2 of the 4 confirmed cases are family members of the 6th patient, which was the first case confirmed as being infected by contact between people.

In Thailand, there are 19 cases of coronavirus

Another 5 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Thailand, leading to 19 total cases, according to information from the Ministry of Health. 4 out of 5 new cases are from Chinese citizens from Wuhan. Case 5 is a local taxi driver.

He was the first Thai citizen to be infected with coronavirus who did not travel to China but was infected by contact with persons coming from China.

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