Dec. 31, 2019, there were 27 reported cases in China.

Feb. 11th, W.H.O. renamed this virus COVID 19., formerly it was called novel corona virus (nCoV 2019).

Canada has 7 cases, the USA 15. Both countries have citizens stuck on the Diamond Princess ship, in Japan, which they classify as 'other'...

The Princess has 255 Canadians on it, and 400 Americans.

Ottawa said it has chartered a plane to bring home many of the 255 Canadians on the Diamond Princess, where some 3,500 passengers have been stuck for 10 days amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. So far, 355 people have been infected, including 15 from Canada.

The doctor who reported this to his peers died of the virus. He was castigated by the Chinese government.

Feb. 16

Feb. 15

Feb. 14

Feb. 13 – a big jump in cases, China redefined how it ID'd cases (X-rays).

"It is our current understanding that the new case definition widens the net, and includes not only lab-confirmed cases but also clinically diagnosed cases based on symptoms and exposure," WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told Reuters. He said the Geneva-based United Nations health agency was seeking "further clarity" from China about recent updates to its case definition and reporting protocol for the coronavirus disease outbreak.

Feb. 12


Fluwatch reports:
For comparison: Influenza has killed 38 Canadians and led to 129 Intensive Care Unit hospital admissions, according to reporting by Canadian doctors up to Feb. 1.
There are thoughts that other governments are reluctant to report cases, for various reasons. Some don't want to get China upset, and wouldn't close borders to visitors.


Feb. 10 - it's slowing down some

Feb. 9

Feb. 8

Top officials in Southeast Asia have played down the threat of the virus and shied away from travel bans. Some have even pushed supposed remedies not supported by science.

Feb. 7

At 6:30 a.m. the plane touched down in CFB Trenton. Another 50 people were dropped off by the US, in YVR. They will be transported to this CFB hotel ASAP.

Feb. 6

“The median age of patients is between 49 and 56 years,” according to a report published on Wednesday in JAMA. “Cases in children have been rare.”
6:30 a.

Feb. 5

7:30 a.m.
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Cruise ships that have visited China, #HongKong / Macau in the last 14 days will be prohibited from entering Taiwanese ports. Cruise ships which have carried passengers confirmed/suspected of suffering from #coronavirus in the last 28 days will likewise be refused entry. #Taiwan

A cruise ship anchored off Yokohama has 11 people on board, confirmed cases of #2019nCoV 1st case was a passenger from Hong Kong, subsequent 10 cases appear to have been acquired at sea on the ship. Tests of further crew & passengers underway in Japan.

Feb. 4

Feb. 3

From a.m. to p.m.

Feb 2nd

Feb. 1st

Jan. 31 

Jan. 30

Jan. 29 – hour-by-hour

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13:44 hours

21:00 hours

Jan. 28


On the news, they said our 2nd Canadian with nCoV is recovering. Her husband was the first. THis is good news.

Jan. 27

11 a.m. Jan 27
early morning

Jan. 26

2019-nCoV Cases.svg
By Yifei He - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

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