China's statistics show that just over 2% of infected people have died, suggesting the virus may be less deadly than the coronaviruses responsible for the 2002-2003 outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and an episode of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
China's National Health Commission said on Friday, . the number of deaths in China has now reached 213, . and around 97-hundred cases have been confirmed in the country.
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Some 131 cases have been reported in 23 other countries and regions.
More confirmed cases are being reported from people who have never been to Wuhan. Symptoms of the new coronavirus include fever and cough and in severe cases, shortness of breath and pneumonia.
An attached press release from the country's health ministry said the woman arrived from Wuhan via Hong Kong on Jan 21. French vehicle maker PSA Peugeot Citroen said its three plants in Wuhan will remain closed until February 14.
After the plane chartered by the US government arrived at the base Wednesday with the evacuees from the Chinese city of Wuhan, federal officials dodged questions from reporters on whether people would be allowed to leave before a three-day testing and monitoring period was up.
The new coronavirus that has swept across China, killing more than 170 people, infecting thousands and prompting unprecedented lockdowns, is now officially a global emergency, according to the World Health Organization.
Now, all regions in China have now reported patients testing positive for the virus after Tibet recorded its first case on January 30.
Now that a PHEIC has been declared, World Health Organization member countries will be required to inform the United Nations body if they take any travel measures against China, and they are cautioned against "actions that promote stigma or discrimination", the Emergency Committee reiterated in a statement after the meeting.
"The main reason for this declaration is not because of what is happening in China but because of what is happening in other countries", said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. "Let me be clear, this declaration is not a vote of no confidence in China".
But the first of the WHO Director-General's seven temporary recommendations - coming before the need to support countries with weaker health systems or accelerate vaccine development - was that there was no reason to "unnecessarily interfere with worldwide travel and trade". The announcement also imposes more disease reporting requirements on countries.
Public-health officials in Ontario said that, as of Thursday morning, the province's laboratory had tested samples from 67 patients suspected of contracting the virus.
"We would have seen many more cases outside China by now [.] if it were not for the government's efforts".
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the warning for China had been increased to the highest level, "Level 4: Do Not Travel", the New York Times reports.
On Friday, the US Embassy in Beijing said it was authorising the departure of family members and all non-emergency US government employees from Beijing and the consulates in the cities of Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenyang.