Daily report (30 Jan 2020)

Admin • January 30, 2020

live reports

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.

Reported incidence of confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases

Case statistics

Country Cases
China 7736
Japan 11
Republic of Korea 4
Vietnam 2
Singapore 10
Australia 7
Malaysia 7
Cambodia 1
Philippines 1
Thailand 14
Nepal 1
Sri Lanka 1
India 1
United States of America 5
Canada 3
France 5
Finland 1
Germany 4
United Arab Emirates 4
Total 7818

*Confirmed cases in China include cases confirmed in Hong Kong SAR (10 confirmed cases), Macau SAR (7 confirmed cases) and Taipei (8 confirmed cases).

China statistics

Confirmed 4537
Suspected 6973
Severe 976
Deaths 106

Outside China statistics

Confirmed 56
Countries 14

Risk levels

China Very High
Regional level High
Global level High