Wednesday 26 February 2020

New COVID-19 case in Canada, a woman who was recently in Iran

A fifth case of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 has been confirmed in Ontario, Canada. The woman in her 60s, who had been in Iran recently, went to hospital in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) on Monday.

The COVID-19 coronavirus is spreading more quickly in Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of the world than in China. The virus initially emerged in the central city of Wuhan at the end of last year.

The number of new daily COVID-19 infections inside China was for the first time overtaken by fresh cases elsewhere on Wednesday, with Italy, Iran and South Korea emerging as new intense areas for COVID-19. The virus was detected for the first time in Brazil, Pakistan, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Romania and Algeria.

The USA is dealing with 59 cases. These are mostly Americans repatriated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined in Japan.

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