Coronavirus: Death Toll in Hubei Surges by 242 in One Day

Catch all the live updates on the coronavirus outbreak here.

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Catch all the updates on the Coronavirus outbreak here.

According to the Indian Mission in Japan, two Indian crew members on board the cruise ship Diamond Princess off Japanese coast have tested positive for coronavirus.

A total of 138 Indians, including passengers and crew, are on board the ship.

The number of fatalities from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,113 nationwide on Wednesday, 12 February, after hard-hit Hubei province reported 94 new deaths.

In its daily update, Hubei's health commission also confirmed another 1,638 new cases in the central province, where the outbreak emerged in December, reported AFP.

There are now more than 44,653 confirmed cases across China, based on previously released figures from the government.

On Tuesday, the World Health Organisation said “Covid-19” would be the new official name for the deadly coronavirus that was first identified in China on 31 December.

  • The head of the WHO has warned that the novel coronavirus is a “very grave threat” for the world
  • The virus is novel, meaning it has never been encountered before in humans
  • US has offered $100 million to China and other impacted countries to combat coronavirus
  • PM Modi has also offered India’s assistance to China to deal with coronavirus outbreak
6:51 AM , 13 Feb

Virus Death Toll in Hubei Surges by 242 in One Day: Govt

The number of fatalities and new cases from China's coronavirus outbreak soared on Thursday, with 242 more deaths and nearly 15,000 extra patients in hard-hit Hubei province as authorities changed their threshold for diagnosis, reported PTI.

At least 1,355 people have now died nationwide and nearly 60,000 have been infected after Hubei's health commission reported the new numbers.

In its daily update, Hubei's health commission confirmed another 14,840 new cases in the central province, where the outbreak emerged in December.

2:01 AM , 13 Feb

WHO Says 'Way Too Early' to Predict End of Novel Coronavirus

The UN health agency on Wednesday cautioned it was "way too early" to say whether COVID-19 might have peaked or when it might end, following a drop in new cases, reported PTI.

"I think it's way too early to try to predict the beginning, the middle or the end of this epidemic right now," Michael Ryan, head of WHO's health emergencies programme, told reporters.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: "The number of newly reported cases from China has stabilised in the past week but that has to be interpreted with extreme caution.

"This outbreak could go in any direction," he added.

8:24 PM , 12 Feb

Chinese Vessel Quarantined in Kolkata

Nineteen Chinese crew of a vessel coming from Shanghai via Singapore was quarantined at Sagar Island near Kolkata. They were allowed to enter Kolkata. The thermal scanning of the crew will again be done on 13 February, reports ANI.

8:20 PM , 12 Feb

Punjab Govt Cancels Holidays of Key Staff Engaged in Coronavirus Reporting

The Punjab Government issued instructions to cancel the holidays/leaves of all the key staff engaged in the reporting and management for the Coronavirus, reports ANI.


Published: 07 Feb 2020, 7:03 AM IST
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