Novel coronavirus overtakes SARS as death toll in mainland China reaches 361

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The death count of the virus has risen to 305 people-one more than yesterday. He noted that the embassy is advising all travelers from China to remain home for their first week, and to monitor their health and keep in contact with the embassy.

Fifty-seven people died from the novel form of pneumonia yesterday in China, all but one of them in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital. No other Americans are now quarantined, health officials said.

The United Kingdom registered its first two cases on Friday in two Chinese tourists who reported feeling unwell in York. Chinese health authorities reported 17,205 confirmed cases, an increase of 2829 over a 24-hour period. The 57 new deaths confirmed on Monday was the single-biggest daily increase since the virus was detected late previous year in the central city of Wuhan, where it is believed to have jumped from animals at a market into humans.

The other cases in the USA are three in California, two in IL, and one each in Washington state and Arizona.

The San Benito couple's diagnosis is the second person-to-person transmission of the virus reported in the United States.

ASIA: South Korea reported three new cases of the coronavirus in the country.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the US National Institutes of Health, told CNN last week there are now no proven effective drugs to treat the virus.

The virus is also having an increasingly heavy economic impact, shutting down businesses across China, curbing global travel and impacting production lines of major worldwide brands.

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However, he noted that those United States citizens who were in China , but outside Hubei, would face less harsh restrictions. Health officials expanded the order to two weeks because the virus can take up to 14 days to make a person ill.

He said American citizens who were in Hubei Province in the past two weeks "will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine". Pakistani students studying in Wuhan University are appealing to the Pakistani government for evacuation.

They were part of a medical school's alumni group on WeChat, a popular social network in China, and they were concerned that SARS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, was back. Israel announced that it is temporarily banning all sea, land and air travel coming from China.

There are now two confirmed cases of coronavirus in Russian Federation, both Chinese citizens.

"Periodical medical checks are being done and all the tests conducted on the inmates for possible coronavirus exposure have been negative till now", an ITBP spokesperson said. The national airlines of Qatar, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have all stopped flights to and from China. This novel coronavirus - dubbed 2019-nCoV by health experts - is thought to have originated at a seafood market in Wuhan where wildlife is also traded. The pair arrived from Wuhan and are being isolated in Frankfurt.

China's efforts have included extraordinary quarantines in Wuhan and surrounding cities, with all transport out banned, effectively sealing off more than 50 million people. Canada has not declared any new cases of the coronavirus. Two of them had the virus, adding to the eight cases in Germany already in quarantine.

Chinese stocks suffered their biggest one-day sell-off since 2015 on Monday, as anxiety continued about the economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic. The number of new confirmed infections in China soared to 17,205.

The Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 Index crashed by as much as 9.1% on Monday, reaching a low of 3,639.91.

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