Coronavirus death toll shoots to 97 in China as US monitors 200 residents

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The death toll resulting from Coronavirus has risen to 97 people in China, even as 200 residents of Georgia in United Stated are being monitored by doctors.

According to Fox News, health officials from Georgia said on Tuesday that the 200 hundred people recently returned from China after the outbreak of the disease.

However, the monitory recorded no symptoms of the disease, since the residents had not visited Hubei province -- the epicenter of the outbreak.

Health officials reportedly didn't use the word quarantine, instead, phrasing it that people are being isolated in their homes for 14 days, which is considered the virus's incubation period, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A new paper by Chinese scientists says the period could be as long as 24 days.., writes Fox News

Health officials are notifying residents about the virus and its symptoms, telling them the importance of staying at home and avoiding to travel during quarantine.

Those under isolation were issued with online tools that shows them when the isolation time is on and up.

As at Wednesday, commercial flights have been suspended between Atlanta and China.

The US government has confirmed 13 cases of the coronavirus in six states, which has affected about 393 people in 24 countries across the world.

The coronavirus outbreak was first reported back in December at Wuhan City and 99 percent of cases reported still remain in China.

About 97 people were reported dead-from the virus on Wednesday, increasing the total to 1,113 in mainland China.

The country remains closed off from the rest of the world and some 60 million people remain under virtual quarantine.

In Japan, 39 new cases of coronavirus were reported on cruise ship.


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