Multiple secondary infections reported

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  • Monday, 03 Feb 2020

BEIJING: Cases of one confirmed novel coronavirus patient infecting multiple people were reported in two provinces on the Chinese mainland.

Xuzhou of East China’s Jiangsu province reported 19 confirmed cases from 10am on Thursday to 5pm on Friday.

The city’s centre for disease control and prevention said in Suining county, 10 patients had close contact with one person.

Neighbouring city Suqian warned locals against going to Suining.

Xinyu in East China’s Jiangxi province reported that 15 of its 17 newly confirmed cases on Thursday had close contact with a local hospital worker.

The 43-year-old worker, surnamed Huang, was in critical condition three days after he showed symptoms. Among the 15 people he infected, 13 worked for different local hospitals. — China Daily/ANN

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