8:38 pm, February 16, 2020
The number of infections and mortality through the novel coronavirus has risen again in China. Like the Beijing Health Commission On Sunday, 142 people died of the lung disease referred to as COVID-19, bringing the total number of victims in China to now 1665 lies. So far, around China has been infected 68,500 People.
In addition, 2,009 new infections with the pathogen Sars-CoV-2 were detected. However, experts suspect one high number of unreported cases, Almost 700 infections and four deaths are known worldwide outside the Chinese mainland, after France on Saturday first victim in Europe had reported. It was a Chinese tourist.
“Diamond Princess” cruise ship
In Germany 16 infections have been reported so far. Three patients have now left the clinic as cured. In Bavaria 13 infected people are still treated, which are related to the auto parts supplier Webasto. A Chinese employee had introduced the virus there.
The German embassy in Tokyo announced on Saturday evening, among the infected passengers of the “Diamond Princess” cruise ship be two Germans. The embassy claims to be in contact with them, but has not commented on their condition. According to the embassy, the ship had a total of ten Germans on board.
By Sunday, 356 people on the quarantined ship in Yokohama had tested positive for Sars-CoV-2, 70 more than the previous day. Health Minister Katsunobu Kato announced the new balance on Sunday. The infected are treated in local hospitals. According to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, all passengers should be tested by Monday, so the results will be available by Wednesday. Until then, the ship is in quarantine.
Coronavirus case on the “Westerdam”
Among the passengers who landed in Cambodia Cruise ship “Westerdam” a coronavirus case has now been identified. An 83-year-old American had been tested positive for her onward journey via Malaysia and taken to the hospital in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian health authority said on Sunday. The shipping company first wanted to wait for further tests before commenting.
The American was one of 145 passengers who wanted to fly home via Malaysia, the health agency said. On arrival, the woman and her husband were diagnosed with symptoms of the new virus, which is why they were hospitalized. The 83-year-old is now being treated in the isolation ward. The 85-year-old husband, who tested negative, was monitored in the hospital.
The “Westerdam” had completed an odyssey through Asian waters, as several countries had banned the ship from fearing the corona virus. Only Cambodia finally agreed to this. The first of almost 2,300 people in Sihanoukville were finally allowed to leave the cruise ship on Friday.