First Case Of Human-To-Human Coronavirus Infection Confirmed In US: Live Updates

Thursday, January 30, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Thu, 01/30/2020


First human-to-human transmission confirmed in US
7,921 confirmed cases worldwide, 170 fatalities
South Korea confirms first human-to-human transmission
China reported largest one-day jump in fatalities on Wednesday with
Hong Kong warns of surgical mask shortage
Russia closes border
6,000 quarantined aboard Italian cruise ship
Thailand leads with most cases outside China (14)
Chinese national hospitalized and quarantined in York
Virus arrives in India, Philippines
Air France suspends flights to/from mainland
IMF now monitoring crisis as economic fears grow
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Update (12:40ET): Rumors that surfaced in recent days have been confirmed: the CDC said Thursday afternoon they have confirmed human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus in Chicago – meaning the US has now joined Germany, Japan, South Korea and Thailand in having confirmed human-to-human transmission outside China.

One of the five prior cases confirmed by the CDC apparently managed to pass the virus to her husband. The new patient is the spouse of the woman being treated in Chicago. It appears there are now six cases confirmed in the US.

The risk of infection is low, CDC said, and it’s not making recommendations to cancel plans or activities.

Stocks legged lower on the headline as investors grappled with the notion that the WHO now has no choice but to declare a global pandemic.

During the SARS outbreak in 2003, there were zero cases of human-to-human transmission in the US.

Over in France, a doctor has been hospitalized after treating the country’s fifth coronavirus patient.

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