UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Two new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the US, the local health agency, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Monday.
As of February 24, 14 visitors were registered with a virus detected; 12 such cases were previously reported. In the United States, there have been two cases of transmission of the virus from person to person.
In addition, as previously reported, 36 Americans from the Diamond Princess cruise ship and three from Wuhan were evacuated to the United States already sick and quarantined. A total of 425 Americans were tested for 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 people infected in mainland China has already exceeded 77 thousand people, 2592 have died, over 24 thousand have been cured. The number of infections outside of China, according to the WHO, reached 1769, 17 people died
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