Australia has now also raised its travel alert for the province of Hubei to its highest level and warns "do not travel" to the area. As well, this person's "close contacts" are being monitored for signs of the illness but are all described as 'currently well'.
"We had been following global media like BBC, and it was reported that there was an outbreak in Wuhan".
Hubei province, where authorities are rushing to build a 1,000 bed hospital in six days to treat patients, announced on Saturday that there were 658 patients affected by the virus in treatment, 57 of whom were critically ill. The announcement came as the death toll jumped to 41 and the number of cases reached nearly 1,300.
No other country appears to have more than two confirmed cases.
Amid the unknown virus wreaking havoc, Chinese and American researchers are working together to develop a vaccine against the deadly new strain of coronavirus.
"The government is checking all people who are complaining of symptoms with no coronavirus incidents being identified in the past 24 hours", said a Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) official.
Quebec health officials said on Friday that a patient who had been under observation in that province tested negative for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of patients who have been cleared there to five.
They presented with mild respiratory symptoms and are now in good condition and being cared for in isolation at Duke University Hospital.
People in Wuhan, where the outbreak started, and more than a dozen nearby cities are unable to move about easily or leave after authorities shut down buses, trains and planes and set up roadblocks to limit the spread of the virus.
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The virus has killed at least 26 people and infected more than 800 worldwide.
The Illinois case involved a Chicago woman in her 60s who returned from the Wuhan region on January 13.
Wuhan's airport is not closed, but almost all flights have been canceled. In central China, 12 cities have been placed under a travel restriction that affects approximately 35 million residents.
The local South China Morning Post newspaper reported a marathon in Hong Kong that was expected to draw 70,000 participants on February 9 was cancelled. He was tested after his return earlier this week, and the virus was confirmed.
The transportation bans have been expanded to 16 cities, with three more added Saturday, holding a population of more than 50 million people hostage to the disease.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the confirmation of a case in Australia had been anticipated and procedures are in place to manage the situation.
An NSW spokesperson said in a statement that, "We will not be disclosing the hospital locations of patients under investigation for privacy reasons", and that any confirmed cases will be alerted to the public.
Many countries are screening travelers from China and isolating anyone with symptoms. It will be ready by February 3, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
"The fever clinics at major hospitals are now only treating those in critical condition who need to be transferred to other hospitals to for testing, and in the process there's a serious shortage of testing kits", she told the Guardian, adding that the situation had improved since central government took responsibility for responding to the crisis away from state authorities.