Health authorities in Britain reported 101 new cases of the coronavirus in the latest reporting period, as well as three deaths.
Ontario reported at least 741 new cases in the latest report, with three new deaths, and related provincial ministries says it’s reporting a total of 5,373 since Aug. 1, 2011.
The overwhelming majority of cases in England and Wales, 124, have been in London.
The report by Public Health England said that in the second six-week period, 84.4% of cases involved patients who have been in close contact with others, such as family members, or with healthcare workers.
In terms of people they have had contact with, 29.8% had died within 28 days, it said.
Coronavirus patients, who have flu-like symptoms, typically suffer anaphylactic shock, seizures, and kidney failure, according to the World Health Organization.
European monitoring group Hoegh-Landers says the virus has killed more than 80% of victims — suggesting that it may be more contagious than SARS — while the World Health Organization says the coronavirus “poses a low risk to the general population.”
Here’s the latest outbreak coverage, in case you missed it:
U.K. authorities report 101 new cases of coronavirus:
— 123% of new cases involve those in close contact with patients — with patients usually in London (47.3%), relatives (31.6%), staff (19.2%), and healthcare workers (14.9%).
France announces 32 new cases of coronavirus:
— France has now reported 126 confirmed cases and one death.
Germany receives first reported case of coronavirus:
— A 72-year-old British man with the virus has been diagnosed with the virus in Germany, according to local health authorities.
Iran, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia confirmed cases:
— U.N. health experts say five more cases have been confirmed in Iran. Authorities there say the man was a former patient in a Danish hospital.
Tunisia reports first confirmed case of coronavirus:
— Tunisian health authorities said they have identified the first case of the new virus.
German farmer contracts new strain of coronavirus:
— German authorities said a man who had traveled from Qatar to a farm in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia was in a serious condition in a hospital in the state of Lower Saxony. He is a 57-year-old farmer.
Poland, Israel, Spain, UK, US track cases:
— The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it has now confirmed 21 people in 14 states with confirmed cases of the virus. Seven were sickened after recent travel to a handful of countries in the Middle East.
There have been three confirmed cases in the United Kingdom, seven in Spain, two in Israel, and one in a U.S. soldier whose last known residence was Saudi Arabia.
China and Russia announce third case of coronavirus:
— Health authorities in Shanghai said Friday that a man from the southern province of Guangdong has contracted the virus, making China the third country with a confirmed case of the virus.
WHO urges caution about coronavirus:
— The U.N. health agency urged health professionals to take a cautious approach to reporting coronavirus infections, noting that people can have such symptoms for a long time after travel to the Middle East.
— “Until recently, information on the number of cases that have occurred in certain countries was inconsistent. And there was also widespread confusion and uncertainty, with some reporting low and some reporting high,” Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the agency’s assistant director-general for health security and environment, said.