Global Coronavirus Cases Jump 50% Overnight, 5 Now In US

There are now over 2,000 confirmed cases with 5 in the US. This is a lowball estimate, perhaps by a factor of 10.

50% Jump in Cases Overnight

Another 1,000 Confirmed Cases

Wuhan mayor expects another roughly 1,000 confirmed coronavirus infection cases; Hong Kong to deny entry to people who have visited Hubei during the past two weeks

There are now over 2,000 confirmed cases according to Bloomberg's Mapping the Coronavirus Outbreak Across the World.

Coronavirus Global Map

The New York Times has a Coronavirus Map
 

Coronavirus US map

Johns Hopkins Civil Engineering Professor Lauren Gardner built a Coronavirus Website.

It “displays up-to-the-minute statistics from various sources: the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHC), and two other sites,” the press release states.

The site also contains maps although my clip just shows counts.

There are 56 locations outside of China as shown by the interactive map.

China Urges Calm Over Virus During ‘Critical Period’

The Wall Street Journal reports China Urges Calm Over Virus During ‘Critical Period’

Zhou Xianwang, the mayor of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, said at a press briefing late Sunday that he expects that experts will confirm another roughly 1,000 of the suspected infection cases under monitoring. The vast majority of the confirmed cases in mainland China so far are in and around Wuhan. Mr. Zhou said more than five million people have left Wuhan, leaving about nine million. Many residents hail from around the region and normally leave town for Lunar New Year, and it isn’t known how many specifically fled because of the virus.

5 Million Potentially Infected Fled Wuhan

Let that stat sink in along with the fact that the incubation period is up to two weeks and mutations could be higher.

The virus has now spread to more than a dozen countries.

Wear Masks, If You Can Get Them

"In the southern provinces of Jiangxi and Guangdong, authorities have required everyone to wear face masks in public."

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Alexa Graham 4 weeks ago Member's comment

Scary stuff but hopefully overblown.

Barry Hochhauser 4 weeks ago Member's comment

Yes, and I have a flight soon! Not to Asia at least but who knows where the other travelers will have recently been. For the first time in my life I was thinking of buying one of those silly, paranoid looking surgical masks, but I actually read on CNN that, outside of a hospital setting, the masks offer no benefit. So I'm a bit surprised the author would recommend that.