CORONAVIRUS UPDATE : Two British prisoners tested positive, 39 new cases on Diamond Princess cruise, 97 new deaths in China

Bullingdon prison, U.K.

12th February 2020 – (Beijing) The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in mainland China had reached 1,113 as of the end of yesterday. There were 97 new deaths yesterday with 94 reported in Hubei province alone.

There were 2,015 new confirmed infections yesterday, the lowest since 30th January. The total accumulated number so far has reached 44,653. Total infected cases have reached 44,828 worldwide while total death toll stood at 1,112 as of 10.30am today.

There were 39 new cases of coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, raising ship’s total to 174. Quarantine officer of Japan’s health ministry was also diagnosed with coronavirus infection.

Meanwhile, in Germany, there were two more new cases in the country, bringing total to 36. The two new cases of coronavirus are related to infections among staff at a company in the Starnberg district west of Munich.

American Airlines is extending the suspensions between mainland China and Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles through 24th April. Flights from Dallas to Hong Kong are suspended through 23rd April. Flights between Los Angeles and Hong Kong are suspended through 23rd April. None of the 200 evacuees who flew into March Air Reserve Base in the United States has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, health authorities said, although one evacuee at another base had been found to have the highly infectious virus and was in hospital isolation.

A Pakistani man who is stuck in Wuhan, China is appealing to his government to evacuate him, telling CNN that his father has died since he has been stuck in the city.

Two UK prisoners were tested for coronavirus. The men are inmates at Bullingdon prison, near Bicester, and are being kept in isolation in their cells.

2 new coronavirus cases in Singapore, including second Bangladeshi worker and RWS casino employee. One had worked at the same location as another Bangladeshi coronavirus patient, the other is a Singapore permanent resident (PR) who lives in Johor Bahru and works at Resorts World Sentosa Casino.