Epidemiological Update: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (27 January 2020)
Pan American Health Organization
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Since the Epidemiological Update on the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) published on January 20, 2020, a total of 2,801cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infections, including 80 deaths (CFR: 2.9%), were reported globally as of January 27, 2020. Of the 2,800 confirmed cases reported, 99% (2,761, cases) were reported from China, including Hong Kong SAR (8 confirmed cases), Macau SAR (5 confirmed cases) and Taiwan (4 confirmed cases). While cases of 2019-nCoV infection were reported in 30 provinces and three special administrative regions of PR China, 51% (n=1,423) of them were noted in Hubei Province, where health care workers were affected, and human-to-human transmission resulted in fourth generation cases. Additionally, as of the same date, 39 individuals with laboratory confirmed 2019-nCoV infection were identified in 11 countries including Australia (n=4), Canada (n=2) France (n=3), Japan (n=4), Nepal (n=1), Malaysia (n=4), the Republic of Korea (n=3), Singapore (n=3), Thailand (n=8), the United States of America (n=5), and Viet Nam (n=2)). As of date, at least Fifty (50) of the cases detected outside of Mainland China had travel history to Wuhan City, and one in Viet Nam, had no travel history but was in contact with a confirmed case (his father with travel history to Wuhan), resulting from human to human transmission within a family.