With the number of Coronavirus cases rising in China, South Korea confirmed the first case of the deadly virus. The woman who contracted the virus is in quarantine and receiving treatment.
Seoul: South Korea on Monday confirmed the first case of mysterious coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan city of China.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said a Chinese woman suffered a fever and respiratory problems upon arrival at Incheon international airport from China's Wuhan city on January 19, Sputnik reported. The woman is currently in quarantine and receiving treatment.
The first case of this disease was reported in Wuhan in early January. Those infected reportedly display symptoms typical of pneumonia and other acute respiratory diseases.
Meanwhile, China has reported the third death from Coronavirus and nearly 140 new cases as the disease caused by a mysterious virus spread in other parts of the country.
Health authorities in Beijing confirmed two more cases of the virus on Monday, while Guangdong authorities reported one case of Coronavirus. This indicates that the virus has spread domestically beyond the central city of Wuhan.
Additionally, two cases have been reported, one each in Thailand and Japan.
The southern tech hub of Shenzhen, situated at a short high-speed train ride from Hong Kong, confirmed that it had one case.
On December 31, China informed the World Health Organization of a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown cause, later identifying the infection on January 7 as a new type of Coronavirus, which typically is transmitted to humans from animals.
Last Updated 4:25 PM IST