Thursday, February 27, 2020

COVID-19 Roundup: France, Germany, Spain & Sweden


While Italy, Iran, South Korea are getting the bulk of our attention due to their rapidly expanding case numbers, there's increasing activity in many other countries as well. The virus is proliferating in the Middle East, and in the past few days, we're starting to see a good deal of activity in Europe.

The dedicated newshounds at FluTrackers are doing a terrific job gathering and posting these reports 24/7, and if they are not a several-times-a-day stop for you, you are missing out on a terrific real time resource and an amazing repository of infectious disease tracking and information.

A few of their updates from the past couple of hours (h/t Gert van der Hoek) include:
Olivier Véran, the Minister of Health, announced that France was facing "a significant increase" in the number of cases of contamination by the coronavirus on its territory this Thursday. 38 cases are now confirmed in France.
Number of confirmed cases Covid-19 grows tot 38, 20 new cases today.
EN DIRECT - Coronavirus: le nombre de cas de contamination confirmés en France passe de 18 à 38


Thursday, February 27: Coronavirus in NRW: 20 infected in NRW confirmed, hundreds in quarantine

In North Rhine-Westphalia, 14 other people have been shown to be infected with the novel corona virus. The district of Heinsberg and the NRW Ministry of Health announced on Thursday evening that the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the district of Heinsberg had increased to 20.

Around 400 are under domestic quarantine. Among them are 300 people who attended a carnival session on February 15 in Gangelt in the Heinsberg district.
Thursday, February 27: Four more coronavirus cases in Baden-Württemberg

In Baden-Württemberg, four other people have been infected with the novel corona virus. The Ministry of Social Affairs announced on Thursday evening in Stuttgart. This means that the number of confirmed infections in the state has risen to eight.

Coronavirus-Newsblog: Infizierte aus Heinsberg sehen sich Anfeindungen ausgesetzt | Kölnische Rundschauhttps://www.rundschau-online.deLandrat Stephan Pusch nimmt das infizierte Ehepaar aus Gangelt in Schutz. Die Situation sei für die Familien belastend.

Spain reports first locally transmitted coronavirus case
Coronavirus in Spain: Spain reports first locally transmitted coronavirus case | Society | EL PAÍS in English
A man in the Madrid region is in serious condition as the national tally rises to 17, confirming suspicions that the virus had been circulating for days without being detected

Further cases of covid-19 in several regions
A further five people in Sweden have been detected infected by covid-19. This applies to three people in Västra Götaland, one person in the Uppsala Region and one person in the Stockholm region.
Inbjudan till pressträff: Ytterligare fall av covid-19 i flera regioner — Folkhälsomyndigheten