The death toll reached four in the Chinese city of Wuhan, with the new type of pneumonia, 2019-nCoV. The 89-year-old man died of the virus. He had the symptoms starting from January 13 and was hospitalized on January 18 with severe respiratory problems.
169 people are currently in the hospitals of Wuhan. The health condition of 35 patients is dangerous.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, convened a special committee meeting regarding the spread of the unknown virus in China.
Ministry of Health of China informed the World Health Organization of a new, unknown type of virus on December 31. An unidentified type of pneumonia was reported in China in early December. Chinese specialists identified the cause of the infection - Coronavirus 2019-nCoV on January 7.
Official Beijing confirmed that the new virus is contagious.