Hong Kong's Hospital Authority Director Dr Chung Kin-lai said five cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in the territory along with 62 suspected cases. He made the comments during a media briefing at the Centre for Health Protection on Saturday.
«Newly confirmed cases were added yesterday; the five are in stable condition at Princess Margaret hospital, 'frosted glass' also appeared on a... Еще patient's lungs, one of the patients needs oxygen today, and we will pay close attention to the condition of the patient,» he said.
Responding to reports that a woman with coronavirus was temporarily admitted to a general ward at a hospital in Hong Kong, Kin-lai said he «didn't know the details, information will be announced later.»
«We will investigate to see if it affects others. The virus is mainly transmitted by saliva and nasal mucus, [so it is] not as serious as airborne, we will do a good job of risk management,» he added.
There are over 1,000 confirmed cases of the newly emerging coronavirus, which has killed at least 41 people, with cases spreading across China and, increasingly, around the world. An outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by the newly emerging coronavirus — also known as 2019-nCoV — was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.