Novel Coronavirus Took 360 Lives In China And 1 In Philippines On Sunday
The novel coronavirus has claimed 360 lives in China exceeding the 349 mainland fatalities from SARS outbreak in 2002-03. The fresh death was reported from a major city far from the epicenter. The city is under lockdown.
China under the threat of novel coronavirus outbreak
56 new fatalities were reported from Hubei that is the epicenter of the outbreak. But Chinese authorities are still struggling to contain the virus but locking their cities down. On Sunday, the authorities confined people to their homes and closed roads in the eastern city of Wenzhou.
Wenzhou is approximately 800 kilometers from Wuhan from where the novel coronavirus emerged at the world stage. The virus has infected close to 17,000 people and spread to 24 countries outside China.
International outbreak of novel coronavirus
The first international fatality was reported from Philippines where a 44-year old patient from Wuhan died due to infection. The virus has spread to G7 countries – Canada,France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States have confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection. The G7 countries would discuss a joint response said Germany’s health minister Jens Spahn.
In Thailand, an elderly novel coronavirus patient from China showed dramatic improvement when treated with a cocktail of flu and HIV drugs. He tested negative for coronavirus for 48 hours later. Thailand has 19 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus.It was found that most of the people affected with novel coronavirus had a travel history to China.