In Irkutsk hospitalized with suspected coronavirus citizen of China

In Irkutsk hospitalized in infectious diseases hospital, a citizen of China, arrived the day before from Beijing. Doctors suspected he had coronavirus infection.

According to the regional Ministry of health, a preliminary diagnosis of a foreigner — an untyped influenza a virus — however complete elimination of the suspected coronavirus patient test sent to Novosibirsk. Test results are expected today.

the Patient is an antiviral treatment, his condition has significantly improved, reports “Interfax”. Anyone who has been in contact with him also examined. According to the press service of the government of Irkutsk region, conducted all appropriate disease control measures.

According to the state Committee on public health of China, at the beginning of the day Saturday local time (19:00 Fridays Moscow time), the number of cases of pneumonia caused by a coronavirus new type in China reached 1287 people. The number of confirmed cases per day has increased by 444.

the Number of deaths among patients with this type of pneumonia was 41, of which 39 accounts for Hubei province and one in Hebei province and Heilongjiang. A day recorded 16 deaths.

the Epicenter of the disease in China — Wuhan. It is the administrative center of Hubei province, accounting for 38 victims of the disease.

Five cases of pneumonia, a new type registered in Hong Kong, three in Taiwan and in Singapore, four in Thailand, two in Japan, South Korea, USA, Vietnam, France and Macau, and one in Nepal.