Mainland China had 99 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Friday, NHC said on Saturday, down from 143 cases a day earlier and marking the lowest number since January 20, when the NHC started to publish nationwide figures. Of the 17 new cases, 16 were imported from outside - 11 in Gansu province, four in Beijing and one in Shanghai.
A female, in the south of Ireland, who is a healthcare worker.
A man in Cork also tested positive for the illness in what is the first case detected in a patient who had not travelled overseas.
Outside of Hubei, there were 17 new confirmed cases, bringing the total new infections in mainland China to 143 on Thursday, up from 139 cases a day earlier.
China's central province of Hubei, excluding the provincial capital Wuhan, has reported no new coronavirus cases over 24 hours for the first time in the outbreak, as the authorities seek to stem imported infections in other areas.
Dr Holohan said public health authorities are still investigating where he was travelling; however, they have confirmed that it was not in northern Italy.
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The HSE is trying to identify any contacts the patient may have had and will provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
In a statement, the hospital said: "The only visitors who will be allowed on campus are those who are visiting patients in critical care, vulnerable young adults, psychiatric patients or those whose loved ones are receiving end-of-life care".
"We can reassure people that the contact tracing process, the case identification process is working well".
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says this patient may be the first community transmission case here. Northern Ireland is still in the containment phase.
Liam Woods, HSE director of acute operations, said: "Healthcare workers are at the frontline of this virus outbreak".
He also said retired health care professional may be asked to come back into service, "if there are significant pressures on our health service in the weeks ahead".
In Germany, the number of cases jumped to 684 on Saturday, reflecting a tenfold increase in the past week and the second-largest number of cases outside Italy, which has at least 4,636 cases.