Too early to predict end of coronavirus outbreak

Chinese hospitals discharge 8,096 recovered patients of coronavirus infection

A top World Health Organization official said that the new Chinese cases reported Thursday were older and don't represent a sudden surge in new infections. There have been a few reports of this with the new coronavirus, and it is compatible with what we know about other respiratory viruses, including seasonal flu.

Other cases of the coronavirus in the US were reported in Arizona, California, Illinois, Washington state, Wisconsin and MA, where a UMass Boston was diagnosed with the respiratory infection late last month.

- Chinese health authorities said they received reports of 5,090 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 121 deaths on Thursday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.

Officials at the apex health agency on Thursday said they are studying natural history of the virus, its transmission and diagnosis, conducting animal and environmental research on the origin of the virus including measures at the human-animal interface and epidemiological studies.

"The individual is now isolated and receiving medical care at a designated hospital nearby", the agency said.

China reported Thursday an additional 13,332 clinically confirmed coronavirus cases in the Hubei province, where Wuhan is located, according to WHO.

The CDC added that testing of all evacuees is still underway, and "there will likely be additional cases [identified] in the coming days and weeks".

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A driver wearing protective a suit is seen inside a bus believed to carry elderly passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Friday.

There was good news for passengers on another cruise ship that was finally allowed to dock in Cambodia after being rejected by five nations over fears of the virus, even though no cases were reported on board.

Earlier this month, the United States began to bar entry to any foreigners who have recently traveled to China.

Xi urged reforming and improving the disease prevention and control system to prevent major outbreaks, strengthening primary-level capacity, and improving a coordinated system for major public health risk analysis, evaluation, decision-making, and prevention and control.

A deliveryman collects frozen food at a store of Hema Fresh in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, January 27, 2020. USA citizens who have recently traveled to other parts of China will face health screenings and voluntary quarantines of up to 14 days. The ministry statement said the person was hospitalized and in isolation.

Jiang, 61, is the highest-ranking political casualty so far in the virus outbreak.

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