German authorities confirm first case of novel coronavirus in Germany

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Yesterday evening, the Bavarian State Ministry of Public Health and Health Care in Munich, Germany confirmed a case of coronavirus infection in a man from Starnberg district. The man has been isolated and is in good condition, the report said.

The total number of known cases of the novel coronavirus according to WHO Situation reports.
Known confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, per WHO.
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Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the 2019-nCoV coronavirus global risk assessment from "moderate" to "high". The regional risk was "high", and the risk assessment in China "very high".

According to the official WHO report yesterday, there had been 2741 confirmed cases, 80 deaths, 461 severe cases, and 5794 suspected cases in China, 37 confirmed cases in other countries.

WHO said they are uncertain whether it may possible for the infected individuals to be infectious before symptoms show, during the incubation period. China has invested about nine billion US dollars to develop efficient diagnostics and treatment.