First case of coronavirus infection recorded in Vienna

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The first case of coronavirus infection was recorded in Vienna, the Kronen Zeitung newspaper reported on Thursday.

According to the publication, we are talking about a 72-year-old man. He is in the isolation ward of the Rudolfstiftung hospital in the Landstrasse district.

The first two cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed in Austria on Tuesday. We are talking about an Italian couple living in Innsbruck (federal state of Tyrol) and recently having been on vacation at home. Nothing threatens their life. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz said that the country is taking all measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the central part of the country (Hubei Province).

Experts have identified the causative agent of the disease – this is a new coronavirus. WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance and gave the disease its official name – COVID-19.

The number of infected in mainland China has already exceeded 78 thousand people, 2744 died, over 32 thousand were cured. Cases of infection outside the PRC were recorded, according to the latest WHO data, in 37 countries, the number of infected reached 2790, 44 people died.


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