Hardest-hit China, South Korea count 767 new virus cases

BEIJING — South Korea and China each reported hundreds more virus cases Thursday as the new illness persists in the worst-hit areas and spreads beyond borders. South Korea reported 334 more cases, bringing its total to 1,595. Most of the new cases were in the country’s fourth-biggest city, Daegu, where the outbreak has hit hardest and the national government has …

How to Prepare for Coronavirus

American health officials warned on Tuesday that the coronavirus is likely to spread in communities in the United States. They urged individuals to get themselves and their families ready. But what can you do? Infectious disease experts stressed that people should not panic and offered practical advice. “The mantra is, ‘Keep calm and carry on,’” said Dr. Marguerite Neill, an …

South Korean virus cases jump again, 1st US soldier infected

New virus cases in South Korea jumped again and the first U.S. military soldier tested positive February 26, 2020, 2:35 AM 4 min read SEOUL, South Korea — The number of new virus cases in South Korea jumped again Wednesday and the first U.S. military soldier tested positive, with his infection and many others connected to a southeastern city where …

Coronavirus Live Updates: Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Tests Positive

The health official leading Iran’s coronavirus task force has tested positive. Iran’s deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi, who has spearheaded the country’s efforts to contain the coronavirus, has contracted the illness, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, renewing concerns about the spread of the virus in the country. In an interview with the state-run news outlet IRNA, a spokesman for …

As concern grows, China, South Korea report more virus cases

China and South Korea have reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press February 25, 2020, 3:31 AM 4 min read BEIJING — China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is creating worrisome, …

Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreaks Raise Fears of Pandemic

Europe confronts coronavirus as Italy seeks to contain spike in cases. As Italy locked down 50,000 people in 10 towns to contain the first major coronavirus outbreak in Europe — and a fifth person there died from the virus — a growing nervousness pervaded the continent, with officials in nearby countries pledging to keep the outbreak from spreading further. On …

China reports more cases, 150 more deaths from new virus

SEOUL, South Korea — China on Monday reported 409 new cases of a new virus, putting its national total past 77,000. It also reported a jump in the number of deaths, with 150 new deaths for a total of 2,592. Significant jumps in cases outside China have raised concern of the outbreak getting out of control. South Korea reported a …

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Cases rise in S Korea, China, as Iran, Italy battle outbreak

South Korea and China have both reported a rise in new virus cases, as the South Korean prime minister warned that the fast-spreading outbreak linked to a local church and a hospital in the country’s southeast had entered a “more grave stage.” By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press February 23, 2020, 2:47 AM 4 min read SEOUL, South Korea — South …