UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The first case of coronavirus infection in a Finnish citizen arriving from Milan was confirmed on Wednesday, according to the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
“One person in the medical district of Helsinki and Uusimaa (metropolitan area) had a coronavirus infection confirmed by laboratory tests. The infection occurred in Milan in northern Italy. The patient is being treated at the University Hospital of Helsinki. She is in good shape,” the statement said.
The Finnish media clarify that we are talking about a woman, a citizen of Finland, of working age, who herself went to a medical institution and feels good.
The number of victims of coronavirus infection in Italy has grown to 12, in all, 374 cases of infection with a new type of virus have been recorded since the epidemic began, Italy’s head of civil defense Angelo Borrelli said earlier at a press conference in Rome.
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, 2715 have died, over 29 thousand have been cured. According to WHO, in 33 countries recorded more than 80 thousand cases of infection with COVID-19.
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