The figures reported Sunday morning covered the previous 24 hours and marked an increase of 15 deaths and 688 cases for a total of 1,975 infections.
There are no confirmed cases of the SARS-like coronavirus in the country yet, but Canadian health officials say they will continue to test individuals with symptoms and screen travellers at worldwide airports.
The CDC said the first US case was confirmed on Tuesday and also involved someone who recently returned home after a visit to Wuhan.
The efforts are to minimize the number of severe cases and deaths in the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus.
South Korea confirmed its third case, according to Yonhap news agency.
Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in central China, is in virtual lockdown following a deadly outbreak of a new coronavirus that emerged there at the end of a year ago.
Lunar New Year celebrations for the year of the rat, which began on Saturday, have been cancelled in many Chinese cities.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which cause the common cold.
Across mainland China, travellers are having their temperatures checked for signs of fever, and train stations have been shut in several cities.
Authorities have conducted extensive interviews with people who had come into contact with the infected men but conceded the patients may have come in contact with hundreds of people since arriving in the country.
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In Europe markets traded higher, as Britain's FTSE-100 climbed 1.04%, France's CAC-40 rose 0.88% and Germany's DAX jumped 1.41%. All of AMD's gains are coming at the expense of Intel , which has long dominated the server chip market.
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Allison Arwady, the commissioner of Chicago's Department of Public Health, said during a news conference today (Jan. 24). The television station explains that screeners are looking for "symptoms like fever, coughing and shortness of breath".
Underscoring fears that the virus could spread further, Beijing will suspend long-distance bus service entering and leaving the capital of 20 million people from Sunday due to "requirements of epidemic prevention and control", the official People's Daily newspaper reported.
In Hong Kong, with five confirmed cases, the city's leader Carrie Lam said on Saturday that flights and high speed rail trips between the city and Wuhan will be halted.
Liang worked at the Hubei Xinhua hospital in Wuhan and was the first known fatality among staff treating patients in the city, which is under lockdown along with at least a dozen other cities in Hubei state.
This comes just a day after the tragic news was announced that a doctor working at a hospital in Wuhan, China, had died after contracting coronavirus.
Russian Federation has yet to report its first case of the virus but has gone a step further, with tourism officials on Friday asking operators to stop selling tour packages to China and inform customers about the dangers of the outbreak.
In the heart of the outbreak where 11 million residents are already on lockdown, Wuhan banned most vehicle use, including private cars, in downtown areas starting Sunday, state media reported.
French automaker PSA Group said it will evacuate its employees from Wuhan, quarantine them and then bring them to France. It is hoped it will be completed by the first week of February. It can develop into pneumonia, which can be fatal.
First detected last month, the virus is believed to have originated in a type of wild animal sold at a Wuhan market to be consumed as food.
Recent clinical results showed that the virus has more transmissibility, but studies are still needed to understand its pathogenicity, Ma said, adding that preventive and control measures taken in Wuhan are playing an important role.
It is not clear how lethal the new coronavirus is or even whether it is as unsafe as the ordinary flu, which kills tens of thousands of people every year in the USA alone.