and the death toll and the number of
confirmed coronavirus cases in China continues to rise by the day for the
latest we connect to our Kim Jae Hee who’s standing by for us on the line Jay
please fellas in China’s National Health Commission said on Friday the number of
deaths in China has now reached 213 and around 9700 cases have been confirmed in
the country that’s nearly 2,000 new confirmed cases and 43 more deaths
compared to the previous day out of the total deaths 204 deaths came from the
Hebei province and 159 were from Wuhan the rise in the number of cases comes
after the World Health Organization declared the corona virus outbreak a
public health emergency of international concern the director general for the
w-h-o said on Thursday during a news conference in Geneva that the main
reason for the declaration is not because of what is happening in China
but because of what is happening in other countries for the virus to
countries he also stressed that the w-h-o continues to have confidence in
China’s capacity to control the outbreak and that there is no need at this time
for measures that interfere with travel and trade the w-h-o declares
international health emergencies for only extraordinary events that cause
health risks to other countries through international spread and potentially
require a coordinated international response the declaration alerts whu-oh
member countries to step up precautionary measures such as screening
travelers and monitoring international trade this is the sixth time such an
emergency has been declared by the w-h-o an jae-hee more confirmed cases
are being reported from people who have never been to Wuhan tell us more about
the situation in countries other than China right more person to person spread
is being reported in countries all over the world the u.s. confirmed on Thursday
its first incident of human-to-human transmission the infected man in his 60s
from Chicago is the husband of a woman who had previously traveled to China and
was confirmed as having the virus this brings the total number of infected US
patients to six France also reported at six case on Thursday France was the
first country in Europe to have confirmed a coronavirus case that is all
I have at this hour but I will be back with more updates in our later newscasts
back to you mark