and infected nearly 1,000. Cases have been confirmed in the US and Europe, where the disease exhibits pneumonia-like symptoms. It was first reported to the World Health Organization on December 31, with Chinese scientists linking the disease to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses, including deadly SARS and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS).
From publication time, the dashboard showed 916 confirmed cases on mainland China, five in Thailand, three each in Singapore and Taiwan, and two in Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, the US, Vietnam and France. Australia & # 39; s first case of coronavirus has since also been confirmed, isolating the patient at a hospital in Melbourne. ABC News from Australia reported that five other people are being tested for the virus in New South Wales.
Originally posted earlier this week.