Sunday, March 8, 2020

COVID 19 Medtalks around the globe 8th March

COVID 19 Medtalks around the globe
Dr KK Aggarwal
President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA
March 7
  • 99 new cases and 2 new deaths in Spain [source] [source]
  • 2 new cases in Saudi Arabia coming from Iran and Iraq [source]
  • 24 new cases in Sweden [source]
  • 2 new cases in Romania: [source]
    15-years-old young woman in in Timisoara attending the same school (but in another class) where 2 other students have already been diagnosed with Covid-19. She had a fever of 39.5 degrees and coughing, but her conditions are improving.
    - the 16-years-old daughter of the 40-year-old man who tested positive in Hunedoara. They had also traveled on the same plane. She is asymptomatic for now
  • 4 new cases in Slovenia[source]
    - a Slovenian citizen who traveled to Italy (including Venice) for two weeks
    - a close contact with an infected doctor from Metlika
    - a Slovenian citizen who came from Austria, where he fell ill
    a man who traveled through Italy to Spain with his family
  • 63 new cases and 2 new deaths in France [source]
  • 1 new case in Poland: a person traveling with patient "zero" in the bus from Germany to Poland [source]
  • 60 new cases in Belgium [source] bringing the total to 169 "Most of the positive patients have recently traveled, but we are seeing more and more local infections," said a FPS Public Health official, adding that “the number of cases detected has not doubled. It is therefore possible that the return effect from travelers from northern Italy may end” [source]
  • 1 new case in South Africa: a 39-year-old woman from Gauteng who was part of the same group of 10 people that recently traveled from Italy [source]
  • 6 new cases in Bahrain [source]
  • 3 new cases in India: 2 are from Ladakh with travel history to Iran and one is from Tamil Nadu with travel history to Oman[source]
  • 3 new cases in Afghanistan in the western province of Herat which borders Iran. Afghanistan’s health ministry spokesman, Wahidullah Mayar, expressed concern about the vulnerability of Afghanistan’s border with Iran and added that the cost of testing would be a strain on Afghanistan’s resource-strapped health system. Each test kit - which can test around 50 cases - cost around $1600, he said [source]
  • 1 new case in Croatia: a person in Varaždin who is a close contact of a previous case. "Patient zero" in Croatia is a young man who came from Italy [source]
  • 4 new cases in Finland: 2 adults in Pirkanmaa who were on the same traveling group from northern Italy as those previously infected in Finland, and 2 man in Uusimaa who returned from northern Italy [source]
  • 3 new cases in Georgia "Please, don’t panic. There is no reason to panic” said the Head of the Georgian National Centre for Disease Control Amiran Gamkrelidze, noting that the most dangerous country for Georgia for now is Italy as most people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have arrived from there [source]
  • 1,076 new cases and 21 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 47 new cases in Germany [source]
  • 2 new cases in Slovakia: the son and wife of the man who was diagnosed yesterday. The son, who had been to Venice, Italy between February 14 and 15 and did not show any symptoms of the virus, has been identified as "patient zero" (the first contact patient in Slovakia). All flights from the Slovak international airports to Italy will be banned as of Monday, March 9 [source]
  • 10 new cases in Malaysia [source]
  • 1 new case in Vietnam: a 27-year-old patient who had been to the South Korean city of Daegu, returned to Vietnam on a Vietjet flight on Wednesday and was quarantined upon his landing, the ministry said in a statement [source]
  • 2 new cases in the Philippines of local transmission, prompting the Department of Health to raise the nationwide alert level. New cases are a 59-year-old man and a 62-year-old Filipino man from Cainta (Rizal province) with no recent travel history abroad. The government's contract tracing teams have yet to determine how he contracted the virus [source]
  • 1 new case in Qatar: a Qatari citizen who had returned from Iran recently [source]
  • 1 new case in Hungary: a 70-year-old Hungarian man with pre-existing diseases, currently being quarantined and treated at the Central Hospital of Southern Pest. "He was probably infected by his son living abroad, who visited him in mid-February after visiting Italy and Paris" according to the Hungarian government's report [source]
  • 2 new cases in Portugal: a 20-years-old and a 60-years-old women admitted to the hospital in São João, both with connections to one of the infected people in the same hospital [source]
  • 3 new cases in Kuwait [source]
  • 1st case in Malta: a 12-year-old Italian girl who had returned, via Rome, from a holiday trip with her family in northern Italy on Tuesday. She was in self-quarantine and is now isolated in an infectious diseases unit at Mater Dei Hospital. “The children did not go to school and the parents did not go to work or leave the house. Their contact with other people was minimal” [source]
  • 2 new cases in Thailand: “both are Thai males aged 40" according to the Ministry of Public Health [source]
  • 2 new cases in Algeria: 1 belongs to the same family as the 16 already infected last week; 1 comes from Europe (specific country not provided) [source]
  • 1 new case in Greece: a 48-years old man in the Sterea region who was part of the group returning from a trip in Israel and Egypt [source]
  • 1 new case in Ecuador [source]
  • 8 new cases in Austria [source]
  • 2 new cases in Switzerland [source]
  • 7 new cases in Norway [source]
  • 15 new cases in Japan [source] [source]
  • 1 new case in Brazil: a patient in Rio de Janeiro who had recently traveled abroad [source]
  • 16 new cases and 2 new deaths in the United States:
2 new deaths and 3 new cases in Florida (first deaths on the east coast) [source]
1 new case in California (Alameda County): a former passenger on the now-quarantined Grand Princess cruise ship, an older adult who has underlying health conditions and is currently hospitalized. Alameda County’s Public Health Department is urging all residents who were on the Grand Princess cruise from Feb. 11 to Feb. 21 to get tested if they are experiencing any symptoms [source]
First 2 cases in South Carolina: an elderly woman in Kershaw County who has been hospitalized and an adult woman from Charleston County who had recently traveled to France and Italy [source]
1 new case in Illinois: a woman in her 50s who works as an aide at a Chicago high school [source]
1st case in Utah: the patient was a passenger of the Grand Princess cruise ship [source]
6 new cases in Colorado [source]
1st case in Hawaii: a former passenger of the Grand Princess cruise ship (that docked on Oahu in late February) who did not feel well after a few days after returning home and went to see their doctor. The Department of Health said, “We don’t believe the patient had close contact with anyone else, but we’re still investigating.” [source]
1 in New Jersey: a male in his 50s hospitalized at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Bergen County [source]
  • 448 new cases and 5 new deaths in South Korea [source]
  • 1 new case in New Zealand: a woman in her 40s, partner of the third case [source]
  • 1 new case in Australia (Victoria): a doctor who had recently returned from the US [source]
  • 99 new cases (74 in Hubei), 28 new deaths (all in Hubei) and 1,678 new discharges occurred in China on March 6, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China. [source]

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