Malaysian authorities confirmed on Wednesday three new infections in their country of Wuhan coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to seven.
The Malaysian Ministry of Health said in a statement that the newly infected are a 4-year-old girl, a 52-year-old male and the mother of two previously confirmed patients, and noted that the seven infected are tourists from China.
According to the latest update offered this morning by the Chinese National Health Commission, the death toll from this outbreak is already 132 in China, while the number of confirmed cases rose to 5,974 in that country.
This new type of coronavirus has also expanded to Thailand (14 infected people), Singapore (7), Australia (5), Taiwan (5), United States (5), Japan (4), South Korea (4), France (3) and Vietnam (2), as well as Cambodia, Canada, Germany, Ivory Coast, Nepal and Sri Lanka, with one case each.
Wuhan’s coronavirus is similar to the one that caused severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 or the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2012 and causes cold-like symptoms, although it can also degenerate into severe pneumonia.