LONDON (Sputnik) – The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in the United Kingdom rose to 9, said the British Department of Health.
“Nine patients in England have tested positive for coronaviruses,” the statement said.
At the end of 2019, China announced having detected a new strain of coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province.
Called SARS-CoV-2, the virus crossed borders and was detected in about twenty countries.
Internationally, the new coronavirus caused more than 67,100 infections and 1,526 deaths, mostly in mainland China.
On January 30, the World Health Organization decreed an international emergency for the spread of the new coronavirus.