UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The number of confirmed cases of new coronavirus in the United States reached 34 people, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday.
Previously 26 cases were reported. One of them was registered with an American citizen evacuated from Wuhan, and 11 cases were discovered by passengers of the Diamond Princess liner, who, after returning, are in the medical center of the University of Nebraska in the US.
According to the latest CDC data published on Friday, a total of 34 people registered the disease, 11 of them had previously returned to the United States from abroad, and in two cases, the coronavirus was transmitted from person to person.
In addition, 21 infected people were delivered to their homeland by the Department of State: three from Wuhan and 18 from the Diamond Princess from Japan.
US authorities on Monday completed the evacuation of Americans with Diamond Princess. According to the Japanese Ministry of Defense, 340 Americans were delivered from the ship in Tokyo for evacuation. Upon arrival in the United States, they were quarantined for 14 days.
The virus was found in 40 Americans on the liner, they were sent to hospitals in Japan and were not evacuated. A further 14 U.S. citizens installed the coronavirus on their way to the airport; they were placed in a specialized area of the evacuation aircraft to isolate them from other passengers.
On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization of an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in 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 people infected in mainland China has already exceeded 75 thousand people, 2236 have died, over 18 thousand have been cured. Outside of China, 1,200 infections were recorded in 26 countries.
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