UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The first case of infection with a new coronavirus was confirmed in London , in general, it is the ninth for the UK, according to Sky News.
“According to Sky News, the patient is being treated for COVID19 in a hospital in the south of London. This is the first case of coronavirus confirmed in the capital. This is the ninth confirmed case in the UK,” the channel said on Twitter.
BREAKING: Sky News understands a patient is being treated for #COVID19 at a hospital in south London
It's the first case of #coronavirus that has been confirmed in the capital. It's the ninth confirmed case in the UK.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 12, 2020
On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities informed WHO of an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in Wuhan in 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 concern.
In China, 1,113 people have already died of the disease, the number of confirmed cases of infection has exceeded 44.6 thousand. In Russia, two cases were revealed – among the arrived citizens of the PRC, both have already been discharged.
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