In case you have not been following the story of the coronavirus outbreak, here is an outline of the past three weeks of developments, since first reports began emerging from China at the beginning of the month. Japan has also confirmed one case.
In Europe, the United Kingdom and Italy have said they will introduce enhanced monitoring of flights from Wuhan, while Romania and Russian Federation are also strengthening checks.
Some experts say the strain may not be as deadly as some other strains of coronavirus such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which killed almost 800 people worldwide during a 2002/03 outbreak that also originated from China.
The outbreak is linked to a seafood market in Wuhan, but some patients diagnosed with the new coronavirus deny exposure to this market.
There have been complaints about the censorship of online posts, with comparisons to 2003, when Beijing drew criticism from the World Health Organisation for underreporting the number of SARS cases. We calculate, based on flight and population data, that there is only a 1 in 574 chance that a person infected in Wuhan would travel overseas before they sought medical care.
China's National Health Commission said on Saturday the source of the virus has not been found and its transmission path has not been fully mapped. They attributed the spike in new cases to improvements in detection and monitoring.
There is evidence of respiratory transmission of the virus from patient to patient, and Chinese authorities have also said that 15 medical staff in the country have been infected, which they claim indicates loopholes in treatment methods. Mutations can make it spread faster or make people sicker.
SARS first emerged in China in November 2002 but it wasn't identified by health officials until February 2003. "It has developed different features compared with the early stage, and the prevention and precautionary measures need to change accordingly".
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With some 3 billion trips expected to be made over this year's holiday, there were concerns of the disease spreading further. Cases of the flu-like virus have been confirmed in Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Japan and the United States.
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As alarm spread, the World Health Organization said a newly emerging member of the family of viruses that caused the deadly outbreaks of Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) could be the cause of the outbreak.
The new strain falls under a family of coronaviruses, which can cause symptoms ranging from severe breathing problems to mild respiratory infections such as the common cold. "That was not the case with SARS".
The Daxing health commission in the capital Beijing said it had confirmed two cases of coronavirus, while the southern Guangdong province's health commission confirmed one case in Shenzhen.. As of the weekend, a third patient had died, bringing the death toll to three.
"This is a very profound lesson, which is that there must not be any cracks in our prevention and control", Wuhan Mayor Zhou Xianwang said about the infections of the medical workers in an interview with state broadcaster CCTV.
The outbreak has put other countries on alert as millions of Chinese travel for Lunar New Year.
But little is known about the new virus, including its origin.
The outbreak of viral pneumonia started in the central city of Wuhan.