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Switzerland: WHO confirms 92 cases of human-to human coronavirus spread outside China

Switzerland, Geneva
February 18, 2020 at 18:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

There have been 92 cases of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in 12 countries outside China but the World Health Organization (WHO) does not have enough data yet to make comparisons with China, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva on Tuesday.

"At the moment we don't have enough data on cases outside China to make a meaningful comparison on the severity of diseases or the case fatality rate," Tedros said. "However, we have not yet seen the sustained local transmition except in specific circumstances like the Diamond Princess cruise ship."

"This morning China has reported 72,528 cases to WHO, including 1,850 deaths," Tedros said. "In the past 24 hours China has reported 1,800 new cases, including both clinically and lab confirmed cases. Outside China there are now 804 cases in 24 countries with three deaths."

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There have been 92 cases of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in 12 countries outside China but the World Health Organization (WHO) does not have enough data yet to make comparisons with China, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva on Tuesday.

"At the moment we don't have enough data on cases outside China to make a meaningful comparison on the severity of diseases or the case fatality rate," Tedros said. "However, we have not yet seen the sustained local transmition except in specific circumstances like the Diamond Princess cruise ship."

"This morning China has reported 72,528 cases to WHO, including 1,850 deaths," Tedros said. "In the past 24 hours China has reported 1,800 new cases, including both clinically and lab confirmed cases. Outside China there are now 804 cases in 24 countries with three deaths."

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