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Global Situation Report: How is the Outbreak Growing?



Global Situation Report: How is the Outbreak Growing?


Highlights:

  • No new countries reported cases of 2019-nCoV in the past 24 hours.

  • The infection prevention and control (IPC) global network is convened through weekly teleconferences with international IPC experts to discuss technical aspects of IPC measures, share epidemiological updates and experiences regarding the IPC measures put in place in affected countries. In consultation with the global IPC expert network, WHO has released three key IPC interim guidance materials on IPC measures during health care and home care, as well as advice on the use of masks in various setting


Technical Focus: Infection prevention and control


  • From the beginning of this outbreak, WHO has convened several global expert networks for laboratory, clinical management, mathematical modeling, risk communication, and community engagement, and infection prevention and control (IPC). The IPC global network is convened through weekly teleconferences with international IPC experts to discuss technical aspects of IPC measures, share epidemiological updates and experiences regarding the IPC measures put in place in affected countries. International participants are members of the Global Infection Prevention and Control Network (GIPCN) or members of relevant institutions caring for infected 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease patients.


Surveillance:

  • Wuhan confirmed 63 more deaths, bringing its total to 608; this now includes a Japanese citizen and a US citizen dying on this day.

  • Henan became the third province besides Hubei to report over 1,000 cases. Nationally, the number of cases outside Hubei exceeded 10,000.

  • Aerosol was confirmed as a medium of transmission for the first time.

  • Beijing reported a first type of case involving a patient, who tested positive after three negative test results, and Qingtian, Zhejiang reported a case where the patient tested positive only after being tested for the fifth time.

  • France confirmed five cases involving British nationals, bringing the total number to 11.

  • Japan, three more cases tested positive on Diamond Princess, bringing the total number of cases in Japan to 89.

  • Malaysia confirmed one more case, bringing the total to 16.

  • Singapore confirmed seven more cases, bringing the total to 40.

  • Thailand confirmed seven additional cases, bringing the total to 32.

  • The United Arab Emirates confirmed two more cases, bringing the total to seven.


Source: Wikipedia and The World Health Organization



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