UPDATE (February 18, 2020 at 12.40am CST): The Shanghai Health Commission announced one new case of coronavirus in Shanghai on Tuesday bringing the total to 333.
On Tuesday, the Shanghai Health Commission confirmed one more case of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). The number of coronavirus cases in Shanghai is now 333, Shine reports.
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The new patient is from Zhejiang province. Of the 333 patients in Shanghai, 153 are in stable condition, four are in serious condition and 14 are in critical condition. So far, 161 people have fully recovered and been discharged and one patient has died.
Doctors in Shanghai are currently testing 97 patients who are suspected of having the coronavirus.
The death toll from the coronavirus now stands at 1,870, with over 72,530 confirmed cases reported.
Almost 15,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in Hubei province on Thursday, February 12, after the procedure for identifying the illness was changed. In Hubei, patients are now diagnosed based on signs and symptoms. The move comes after local reports revealed that a large number of suspected cases were returning false negatives on tests.
This procedure is only being used to diagnose patients in Hubei. The procedure is not being employed in Shanghai.
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