Four people in New South Wales, three in Victoria and two in Queensland have been treated. There have been cases reported of the infectious virus spreading to others in a household or workplace in China and elsewhere.
The World Health Organization (WHO) director-general today declared a public health emergency of worldwide concern (PHEIC) for China's novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, based on the almost unanimous recommendation of its emergency committee.
The State Department's travel advisory told Americans now in China to consider departing using commercial means, and requested that all non-essential USA government personnel defer travel "in light of the novel coronavirus".
The latest patient had not been in China.
These numbers cover the past 24 hours and represent an increase from 7,711 cases and 132 deaths.
As the evacuations are carried out in the coming days, there have been questions as to the risks of the infection spreading inside the aircraft, in case any of the passengers is already carrying the virus.
How coronavirus affects the human body. She and her husband, both in their 60s, are hospitalized. The university says they are monitoring the situation and taking necessary steps to protect those on campus, but at this time, ORU's Chinese students are not showing signs of the virus.
There had been a further 1,220 cases detected in Hubei by end of January 30, taking the total for the province to close to 6,000, Hubei's health commission said. The current number of coronavirus cases now has surpassed the number of cases of SARS during the outbreak almost two decades ago, but the current death toll has been lower.
China's women's soccer team, which includes 32 players and staff, remains in isolation at a Brisbane hotel after arriving on Wednesday.
The government is expected to send a fourth chartered flight next week for some 140 people still in Wuhan and nearby areas wishing to return to Japan.
Australia plans to quarantine evacuees on Christmas Island, near Indonesia, for two weeks.
"This is a Commonwealth asset".
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.
Anyone who has recently been to Hubei or had contact with a confirmed case must isolate themselves at home for 14 days from the date of their departure.
In other global developments, China's surge of cases continues, India and the Philippines reported their first cases, and a handful of affected countries reported more cases, a lot of them linked to travel, but a few involving local transmission. Last week, the department raised the advisory to China's Hubei Province - of which Wuhan is the provincial capital - to Level 4.
There are an estimated 300 Filipinos in Hubei, according to the Philippine Ambassador to China Chito Sta Romana.
Some major airlines have halted all flights to China, but so far Qantas is not among them.
The United States is keeping almost 200 evacuees from China at a California military base for three days, after which those who pose little risk of infecting others will be allowed to monitor their symptoms from home.