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So far, "Wuhan pneumonia" cases have been also detected in France, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, the U.S., and Vietnam.
China's National Health Commission (NHC) Saturday reported that the death toll from the coronavirus that causes the "Wuhan pneumonia" has risen to 41 among the 1,287 infected persons. On Saturday, Australia also confirmed its first four cases.
This represents an increase of 16 deaths and 444 new cases with respect to the report issued by the Chinese commission 24 hours before.
So far, 237 patients are in serious condition, while 38 people have healed and have been discharged.
The Chinese health authorities have carried out a medical follow-up of 16 percent of citizens who have been in close contact with one of the infected people, of whom 13,967 are still under observation.