Novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV) Situation Report – 22
SITUATION IN NUMBERS total and new cases in last 24 hours Globally 43 103 confirmed (2560 new) China 42 708 confirmed (2484 new) 7333 severe (849 new) 1017 deaths (108 new) Outside of China 395 confirmed (76 new) 24 countries 1 death
WHO RISK ASSESSMENT
China Very High Regional Level High Global Level High *The situation report includes information provided by national authorities as of 10 AM Central European Time
HIGHLIGHTS • No new countries reported cases of 2019-nCoV in the past 24 hours. •
An advanced team is currently in Beijing to prepare an international mission and to determine the questions the international team will want to learn more about: from characteristics of the virus to public health response China put in place to try to contain the virus. The group of international experts, with a range of specializations, will work with Chinese counterparts on increasing understanding of the outbreak to guide global response efforts. Since being notified of the outbreak on 31 December, the WHO Country Office in China, supported by the regional and international offices, has worked to support China, and indeed the world, to scale up the response. A small mission was sent to Wuhan mid-January, and the Director-General visited in January. • Following WHO best practices for naming of new human infectious diseases, which were developed in consultation and collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), WHO has named the disease COVID-19, short for “coronavirus disease 2019.” Figure 1. Countries, territories or areas with reported confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV, 11 February 2020
Novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV) Situation Report – 10
Data as reported by 30 January 2020*
- The Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) is meeting today to discuss whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.
- First confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease in Finland, India and Philippines; all had travel history to Wuhan City.
- On 29 January, WHO held its third press briefing to provide update on the situation. The audio can be found here.
- WHO recommends that the interim name of the disease causing the current outbreak should be “2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease” (where ‘n’ is for novel and ‘CoV’ is for coronavirus). This name complies with the WHO Best Practices for Naming of New Human Infectious Diseases, which were developed through a consultative process among partner agencies. Endorsement for the interim name is being sought from WHO’s partner agencies, World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The final name of the disease will be provided by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). WHO is also proposing ‘2019-nCoV’ as an interim name of the virus. The final decision on the official name of the virus will be made by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.