The total number of confirmed coronavirus infection cases in Hong Kong has risen to 15 said Hospital Authority Chief Manager Lau Ka-hin during a press conference held in the city-state on Monday.
«In the past 24 hours, there were a total of 36 suspected cases. As of today, 76 people have been quarantined, 15 patients who have indeed been infected earlier. They were now all treated at Princess... Еще Margaret Hospital, 12 of them were in stable condition, two patients were in serious condition, and one of them was in critical condition,» he said.
Department of Health official Chuang Shuk-kwan said that the 15th confirmed case was the close contact of case number 13, calling it «a local case of human-to-human transmission.»
The total number of cases confirmed by China stands at over 14,000, with 259 thought to have died from the disease. The new strain of coronavirus has spread from China to other countries, including the US, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Australia, Nepal, France and Germany. Cases were also reported in Taiwan, Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam.
On Sunday, the first coronavirus death outside of China was reported in the Philippines.