With over 1,000 dead, here are 15 Coronavirus cases that sparked fear

Updated: Feb 15, 2020, 13:58 | Sherlin Rajan
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    The Diamond Princess cruise ship has been in quarantine since arriving off the Japanese coast early last week after the virus was detected in a former passenger who got off the ship last month in Hong Kong. "Test results from 103 people have now come out and 65 of them are confirmed positive for the new coronavirus," the Japanese health ministry said in a statement.

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    An unspecified number of Indians were among the nearly 3,000 passengers and crew members onboard a cruise ship quarantined off Japan due to diagnosis of coronavirus cases, the Indian Embassy here said on Monday.

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    A 33-year-old Chinese woman infected with the deadly coronavirus pneumonia has given birth to a healthy baby girl with no infection in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, state media reported on February 11. The Chinese woman was at the 37th week of pregnancy when she gave birth via caesarean to a baby with a weight of 2,730 grams at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi on February 10, Xinhua news agency reported. The infant, whose first nucleic acid test associated with the novel coronavirus was negative, is receiving intensive care and will be tested again in the next few days to confirm the absence of the virus, according to the provincial centre for disease control and prevention. (Picture used for representational purposes)

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    A 30-hour-old infant born in a Wuhan hospital became the youngest person to catch the virus. CCTV reported the infected baby may be a case of "vertical transmission," referring to infections passed from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or right after.

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    An Indian national was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in the UAE, bringing the total number of confirmed infection cases to eight, the country's health ministry said.
    The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said on February 10 that the Indian national was infected after he interacted with a person diagnosed with the Coronavirus. 

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    The UAE ministry also said that a Chinese national and a Filipino were diagnosed with the disease and were receiving medical care as per the highest health standards available in the country.

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    A family of four who arrived from Wuhan for a holiday in Dubai were diagnosed with coronavirus, the UAE health ministry informed.

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    A British man passed on the coronavirus to at least 11 other people without ever setting foot in the epicentre of the outbreak in China, in an infectious journey that shows how the deadly virus can spread rapidly around a globalised world. The adult British citizen, who has not been named publicly, caught the virus while attending a conference in Singapore and then passed it on to several compatriots while on holiday in the French Alps, before finally being diagnosed back in the UK.

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    Health Minister of France, Agnes Buzyn said on February 8 that five British nationals, including a child, who stayed at the chalet with the man had tested positive. Six other Britons staying in the same chalet were also hospitalised for observation.

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    One member of the group the British man stayed with in France then sought medical help after returning to his home in Mallorca. The contamination took place between January 25 and January 29, according to the Spanish authorities. The man in Mallorca is "currently in good health. He shows practically no symptom. His wife and two daughters aged 10 and 7, who were also hospitalised for tests, have shown no sign of infection," said Fernando Simon, an official from Spain's health ministry.

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    More than 100 people were evacuated from a 35-storey Hong Kong housing block on Tuesday after two residents in different apartments tested positive for the new coronavirus.
    Residents were forced to leave in the early hours as health officials in masks and white overalls scrambled to work out whether the virus had spread through the complex of some 3,000 people.

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    Five persons with symptoms of coronavirus were rushed to hospital after they arrived in Pakistan from a flight from China, according to a media report. The suspected patients were on the Air China flight carrying 177 passengers, which landed in Islamabad on Friday, The Express Tribune reported quoting airport officials. The five passengers were segregated as their body temperatures registered above normal during thermal scanning at the airport, the paper said.The suspected cases include four local people and a Chinese national. They were shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences for tests.

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    The World Dream cruise that carried three Chinese passengers to Vietnam between January 19 and 24, were later found to be infected with Coronavirus. The government grounded the ship on its arrival in Hong Kong last week while tests were carried out on the crew, but said the passengers need not undergo examination as they had no contact with the three sick holidaymakers on the January trip.

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    Five Nepalese nationals were admitted to a government hospital in Kathmandu for the suspected virus infection after they returned from China last fortnight. However, only one of them was found to be infected and he has already been cured, according to health ministry sources.

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    In a sign of relief to Kerala, India's first novel coronavirus patient has tested negative for the infection in fresh test at the National Institute of Virology's local centre in the state, health officials said. However, an official announcement on the 'recovery' of the patient, a woman medical student from Thrissur, would be made only after her blood test result from NIV at Pune confirms the findings of the Alappuzha centre, they said on February 10.

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Coronavirus or novel Coronavirus (nCov) has infected more than 42,600 people in China with many more cases emerging across the world. The death toll in the outbreak in China has now reached more than 1,000, after 108 people died from the virus on February 10, the highest daily toll since the outbreak began late last year. The WHO said that the virus poses a grave threat across the world. Let's take a look at some cases seen across the globe. (All pictures/ PTI)