The latest figures show that the virus is more deadly than previously thought.
• Here’s a glimpse of new virus-related developments that occurred overnight.
• China announces another 15 deaths in Hubei province
• Total number of confirmed cases now 1,000+, 41 dead.
• China restricts travel for 46+ million people across 16 cities as the death toll surges.
• AFP reports that the virus has jumped to Europe, with three confirmed cases now in France.
• Two deaths have been reported outside Wuhan.
• Some residents displaying symptoms are being turned away from hospitals.
• Hospitals in Wuhan make urgent pleas for help and supplies.
• Beijing orders PLA medics to assist in Wuhan treating patients
• UK and US governments tell citizens to avoid outbreak zones.
• 63 suspected cases in US, Senator says 3 confirmed, with two reported so far in Illinois and California, and two suspected in Minnesota.
China quarantines 16 cities, total population 46 million
• Wuhan: 11mln
• Huanggang: 7.5mln
• Xiangyang: 6.1mln
• Yichang: 4.2mln
• Jingmen: 3mln
• Xianning: 2.8mln
• Huangshi: 2.5mln
• Suizhou: 2.2mln
• Xiantao: 1.6mln
• Ezhou: 1mln
• Qianjiang: 962k
• Enshi: 780k
• Xiaogan: 780k
• Zhijiang: 550k
• Dangyang: 560k
• Chibi: 530k
That is larger than the entire 39.5 million population of California.