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Malaysia reports 19th coronavirus vase
Feb 13, 2020
Malaysia has reported another positive coronavirus case, bringing our total to 19.
The latest case involves a 39-year-old Chinese national who came from Wuhan, and is friends with the country's 14th coronavirus vicitm.
She has been put in an isolation ward in hospital, and is in stable condition.
Japan confirms 44 more COVID-19 cases onboard quarantined cruise liner
Japan's health ministry says another 44 people onboard a quarantined cruise liner in the country, have tested positive for COVID-19.
The new additions bring the number of detected infections onboard to 218.
The liner was put in quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in Yokohama, after a man who previously disembarked in Hong Kong was infected.
Sharp rise in COVID-19 fatalities in Hubei province
There's been a sharp increase in new Covid 19 cases in the Chinese province of Hubei.
242 more fatalities were reported in the epicenter of the coronavirus yesterday - marking the deadliest day since the outbreak began.
It brings the total death toll across China to over 1,350.
The spike comes just as the number of new infections in China appeared to have been stabilising.
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