Situation update:

  • As of 21 January 2020, a total of 314 confirmed cases have been reported for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) globally;
  • Of the 314 cases reported, 309 cases were reported from China, two from Thailand, one from Japan and one from the Republic of Korea;
  • Cases in Thailand, Japan and the Republic of Korea were exported from Wuhan City, China;
  • Of the 309 confirmed cases in China, 270 cases were confirmed from Wuhan;
  • Of the 270 cases, 51 cases are severely ill1 and 12 are in critical condition;
  • Six deaths have been reported from Wuhan;
  • Four of five deaths, with available epidemiological information, had underlying comorbidities;
  • To date, sixteen health care workers have been infected.